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Studies of removal of uranium from wastewater by novel magmolecular process with the aim to learn for nuclear waste management

  • Samira Shirvani
  • Mohammad Hassan Mallah
  • Mohammad Ali Moosavian
  • Jaber Safdari
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Abstract

In this study the magmolecular process, a novel, simple and efficient technique has been used for separation of uranium from wastewater. In the first step of magmolecular process (chemical absorption), magnetic ionic liquid was applied as a sorbent. The effects of operating variables and optimal condition have been investigated. In optimal sorption condition, the equilibrium was attained no later than 20 min. The second step of magmolecular process (magnetic attraction) was performed in this condition where, an external magnetic field was applied around the solution. As a result, complete separation of uranium can be achieved with more than 89 % efficiency.

Keywords

Removal of uranium Magmolecular process Magnetic ionic liquid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samira Shirvani
    • 1
  • Mohammad Hassan Mallah
    • 2
  • Mohammad Ali Moosavian
    • 1
  • Jaber Safdari
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering, University College of EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Nuclear Fuel Cycle SchoolNuclear Science and Technology Research InstituteTehranIran

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