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Copper ferrocyanide loaded track etched membrane: an effective cesium adsorbent

  • Sanhita Chaudhury
  • A. K. Pandey
  • A. Goswami
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Abstract

For the first time, the use of a membrane based copper ferrocyanide loaded sorbent for removal of Cs+ from neutral aqueous solution is reported in this work. The results indicated high Cs+ exchange capacity (1.75 mmol/g), large distribution coefficient, as well as fast absorption of the cation in the membrane. The membrane, inspite of presence of other metal ion, exclusively absorbed 137Cs from a simulated nuclear waste solution, though the absorption rate is affected due to their presence. This composite membrane showed promising properties for Cs+ removal from nuclear waste solution.

Keywords

Cs Ferrocyanide Track etched membrane Adsorbent Nuclear waste 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiochemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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