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

Abstract

A powder-based adsorbent and a related method of manufacture are provided. The powder-based adsorbent includes polymer powder 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 powder-based adsorbent includes irradiating polymer powder, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution. Powder-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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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1250462
Patent Number(s):
9327267
Application Number:
14/697,711
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08J - WORKING-UP
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Janke, Christopher J., Dai, Sheng, and Oyola, Yatsandra. Powder-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Janke, Christopher J., Dai, Sheng, & Oyola, Yatsandra. Powder-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof. United States.
Janke, Christopher J., Dai, Sheng, and Oyola, Yatsandra. Tue . "Powder-based adsorbents having high adsorption capacities for recovering dissolved metals and methods thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1250462.
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abstractNote = {A powder-based adsorbent and a related method of manufacture are provided. The powder-based adsorbent includes polymer powder 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 powder-based adsorbent includes irradiating polymer powder, grafting with polymerizable reactive monomers, reacting with hydroxylamine, and conditioning with an alkaline solution. Powder-based adsorbents formed according to the present method demonstrated a significantly improved uranium adsorption capacity per unit weight over existing adsorbents.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
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