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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 322, Issue 2, pp 717–730 | Cite as

Crown ether-type organic composite adsorbents embedded in high-porous silica beads for simultaneous recovery of lithium and uranium in seawater

  • Yu TachibanaEmail author
  • Masahiro Tanaka
  • Masanobu Nogami
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Abstract

The syntheses of crown ether-type organic composite adsorbents embedded in high-porous silica beads for simultaneous recovery of lithium and uranium in seawater have been achieved and the adsorption behavior of lithium and uranium on the composite adsorbents has been examined in several types of original seawater in the wide temperature and pH ranges. As a result, the composite adsorbents composed of benzo-15-crown-5 (BC15) and benzo-18-crown-6 (BC18) showed the top-class maximum adsorption capacities for lithium [6.5 mg/g (BC15), 11 mg/g (BC18)] and uranium [12 mg/g (BC15), 4.2 mg/g (BC18)].

Keywords

Crown ether-type organic composite adsorbent High-porous silica beads Lithium Uranium Seawater Simultaneous recovery 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 16K18346 and the NIFS Collaboration Research Program (Grant Number: NIFS18KESA029). The authors would like to thank Mr. Toshitaka Kaneshiki and Dr. Masao Nomura (Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Dr. Tastuya Suzuki (Nagaoka University of Technology) for fruitful discussion and technical support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringNagaoka University of TechnologyNagaoka-shiJapan
  2. 2.National Institute for Fusion ScienceToki-shiJapan
  3. 3.Department of Electric and Electronic EngineeringKindai UniversityHigashiosaka-shiJapan

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