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A new route for manufacturing poly(aminophosphonic)-functionalized poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-magnetic nanocomposite - Application to uranium sorption from ore leachate

Abstract : A high-energy ball milling of magnetite nanoparticles with amino-phosphonic functionalized poly(glycidyl methacrylate) polymer is used for manufacturing a highly efficient magnetic sorbent for U(VI) sorption from aqueous solutions. The Uranyl ions were adsorbed through the binding with amine and phosphonic groups as confirmed by Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analyses. The maximum sorption capacity (up to 270 mg U g−1) occurred at pH = 3–4; Langmuir isotherm well describes the sorption process. Small-size particles allow achieving fast uptake (within ≈90 min of contact); and the kinetic profiles are modeled by the pseudo-second order rate equation. Uranium is successfully desorbed from loaded sorbent using 0.25 M NaHCO3 solution: Sorbent can be recycled with minimal decrease in sorption and desorption efficiency for at least 6 cycles. The sorbent is efficiently used for U(VI) recovery from the acidic leachates of U-bearing ores (after precipitation pre-treatment). Sorption capacity approaches 190 mg U g−1 despite the presence of high concentrations of Fe and Si: the sorbent has a marked preference for U(VI) (confirmed by distribution ratios and selectivity coefficients).
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Ahmed Galhoum, Wael Eisa, Ibrahim El-Tantawy El-Sayed, Ahmad Tolba, Zeinab Shalaby, et al.. A new route for manufacturing poly(aminophosphonic)-functionalized poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-magnetic nanocomposite - Application to uranium sorption from ore leachate. Environmental Pollution, Elsevier, 2020, 264, pp.114797. ⟨10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114797⟩. ⟨hal-02613916⟩

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