Adsorption of uranium(VI) from aqueous solution by novel dibutyl imide chelating resin

  • Tianzhen Ye
  • Zhirong LiuEmail author
  • Zhiwang Cai


The main structure of polystyrene-divinylbenzene (PSD) was synthesized by suspension method, and chlorinated resin (PSD-Cl) obtained by chloromethylation,then an alkylimide was grafted onto the resin skeleton to obtain the new type alkylimides chelating resin (PSD-AI). The chelating resin was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, infrared spectroscopy, etc. Batch experiments were conducted and effects of different factors on adsorption of uranium(VI) were studied. Results showed that surface of the novel chelating resin was distributed with a large number of pores which could provide more active sites during the adsorption process. At pH = 5.0, reaction temperature 298 K, adsorbent dosage 50.0 mg, initial concentration of U(VI) solution 100.0 mg/L and reaction time 42 h, maximum adsorption capacity of PSD-AI was 75.6 mg/g.


Alkyl-imides resin Uranium(VI) adsorption Chelatin resin 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Fund Program (11875105, 21866006, 11375043); the Main Academic and Technology Leader Funding Program of Jiangxi Province (20172BCB22020).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Resources and EnvironmentEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina
  2. 2.School of Chemical Biology and Materials ScienceEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina

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