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Title: High effectiveness of pure polydopamine in extraction of uranium and plutonium from groundwater and seawater

Abstract

Sorption properties of polydopamine (PDA) for uranium and plutonium from an aqueous environment are reported at three different pH values (2, 4 and 6.5–7). In addition to deionized (DI) water, artificial groundwater (GW) and seawater (SW) were used with U uptake close to 100% in each case. PDA polymer has been identified as a material with extremely high sorption capacity Qmax ~500 mg g-1 of the polymer at pH 6.5 and high selectivity for uranium. Similar high sorption properties are revealed for plutonium uptake. PDA-uranyl and PDA-plutonium interactions responsible for the observed adsorption processes have been addressed with a set of experimental techniques including FTIR spectroscopy, electron microscopy and cyclic voltammetry.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [1]
  1. Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, USA, Nuclear Environmental Engineering Sciences and Radioactive Waste Management (NEESRWM) Center
  2. Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw, Poland
  3. V. P. Kukhar Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv 02160, Ukraine
  4. Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, USA, Department of Chemistry
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Research Org.:
Clemson Univ., SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
OSTI Identifier:
1566165
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1614553
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0002920; SC0010355; G5094
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
RSC Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: RSC Advances Journal Volume: 9 Journal Issue: 52; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Chemistry

Citation Formats

Bliznyuk, Valery N., Kołacińska, Kamila, Pud, Alexander A., Ogurtsov, Nikolay A., Noskov, Yuriy V., Powell, Brian A., and DeVol, Timothy A. High effectiveness of pure polydopamine in extraction of uranium and plutonium from groundwater and seawater. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C9RA06392G.
Bliznyuk, Valery N., Kołacińska, Kamila, Pud, Alexander A., Ogurtsov, Nikolay A., Noskov, Yuriy V., Powell, Brian A., & DeVol, Timothy A. High effectiveness of pure polydopamine in extraction of uranium and plutonium from groundwater and seawater. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9RA06392G.
Bliznyuk, Valery N., Kołacińska, Kamila, Pud, Alexander A., Ogurtsov, Nikolay A., Noskov, Yuriy V., Powell, Brian A., and DeVol, Timothy A. Tue . "High effectiveness of pure polydopamine in extraction of uranium and plutonium from groundwater and seawater". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9RA06392G.
@article{osti_1566165,
title = {High effectiveness of pure polydopamine in extraction of uranium and plutonium from groundwater and seawater},
author = {Bliznyuk, Valery N. and Kołacińska, Kamila and Pud, Alexander A. and Ogurtsov, Nikolay A. and Noskov, Yuriy V. and Powell, Brian A. and DeVol, Timothy A.},
abstractNote = {Sorption properties of polydopamine (PDA) for uranium and plutonium from an aqueous environment are reported at three different pH values (2, 4 and 6.5–7). In addition to deionized (DI) water, artificial groundwater (GW) and seawater (SW) were used with U uptake close to 100% in each case. PDA polymer has been identified as a material with extremely high sorption capacity Qmax ~500 mg g-1 of the polymer at pH 6.5 and high selectivity for uranium. Similar high sorption properties are revealed for plutonium uptake. PDA-uranyl and PDA-plutonium interactions responsible for the observed adsorption processes have been addressed with a set of experimental techniques including FTIR spectroscopy, electron microscopy and cyclic voltammetry.},
doi = {10.1039/C9RA06392G},
journal = {RSC Advances},
number = 52,
volume = 9,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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