Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 3, pp 997–1012 | Cite as

Sorption behavior of some radionuclides using prepared adsorbent of hydroxyapatite from biomass waste material

  • D. M. Imam
  • S. I. Moussa
  • M. F. AttallahEmail author


We aim to recycle and utilization of eggshell as a biomass waste of human foodstuff. Pure hydroxyapatite nano-particles were prepared using waste eggshell at different temperature of 80 °C (ESHANP) and calcination at the 850 °C (CESHA) adsorbent materials and characterized by some instruments. Sorption studies of 60Co and 109Cd from aqueous waste solutions onto ESHANP and CESHA were performed at different pH solutions, initial ion concentration and contact time. The obtained data were analyzed using some kinetic, diffusion and isotherm models. It can be recommended ESHANP as remediation agent for nuclear waste sites.


Radioactive liquid waste Removal Utilization, biomass material, toxic heavy elements 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no compete of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hot Laboratories CenterEgyptian Atomic Energy AuthorityCairoEgypt

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