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Title: Foam-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof

Abstract

Foam-based adsorbents and a related method of manufacture are provided. The foam-based adsorbents include polymer foam with grafted side chains and an increased surface area per unit weight to increase the adsorption of dissolved metals, for example uranium, from aqueous solutions. A method for forming the foam-based adsorbents includes irradiating polymer foam, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution. Foam-based adsorbents formed according to the present method demonstrated a significantly improved uranium adsorption capacity per unit weight over existing adsorbents.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1183462
Patent Number(s):
9,044,739
Application Number:
14/226,956
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Janke, Christopher J., Dai, Sheng, and Oyola, Yatsandra. Foam-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Janke, Christopher J., Dai, Sheng, & Oyola, Yatsandra. Foam-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof. United States.
Janke, Christopher J., Dai, Sheng, and Oyola, Yatsandra. Tue . "Foam-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1183462.
@article{osti_1183462,
title = {Foam-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof},
author = {Janke, Christopher J. and Dai, Sheng and Oyola, Yatsandra},
abstractNote = {Foam-based adsorbents and a related method of manufacture are provided. The foam-based adsorbents include polymer foam with grafted side chains and an increased surface area per unit weight to increase the adsorption of dissolved metals, for example uranium, from aqueous solutions. A method for forming the foam-based adsorbents includes irradiating polymer foam, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution. Foam-based adsorbents formed according to the present method demonstrated a significantly improved uranium adsorption capacity per unit weight over existing adsorbents.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
}

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