Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 303, Issue 3, pp 1883–1889 | Cite as

Adsorption of gaseous radioactive iodine by Ag/13X zeolite at high temperatures

  • Qinghui Cheng
  • Weiwei Yang
  • Zejun Li
  • Qiufeng Zhu
  • Taiwei Chu
  • Dehua He
  • Chao Fang


Ag/13X adsorbents were synthesized, characterized and tested for decontamination of gaseous effluents from 131I2 at high temperatures. X-ray diffraction patterns showed that the Ag/13X samples maintained a stable structure after calcined at 650 °C for 2 h. The decontamination factors achieved with 15 % Ag/13X and 20 % Ag/13X adsorbents for 131I2 were nearly close to 103 at 650 °C. In addition, 15 % Ag/13X had a stable performance for removal of 131I2 at 550 and 650 °C, even after calcined at 550 and 650 °C for over 10 h, which might be suitable for future potential use during nuclear reactor operation or in the case of nuclear accidents.


Nuclear reactor Radioactive iodine Decontamination factor (DF) Stability Adsorption 



This work was supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Grant No. ZX06901) and the National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 21201013).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qinghui Cheng
    • 1
  • Weiwei Yang
    • 2
  • Zejun Li
    • 1
  • Qiufeng Zhu
    • 2
  • Taiwei Chu
    • 1
  • Dehua He
    • 2
  • Chao Fang
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry Key Laboratory of Fundamental Science, College of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Lab of Organoelectronics & Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of ChemistryTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Institute of Nuclear and New Energy TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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