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Title: Rational design of metal ion sequestering agents. 1998 annual progress report

'This project addresses fundamental issues and requirements in developing hazardous metal ion separation technologies needed in the treatment and disposal of radioactive and chemical toxic waste. It encompasses the synthesis of new agents, followed by their characterization and evaluation, with the aim to optimize their metal ion sequestering properties for use in applied technologies. This research is focused on the following key areas: (1) basic design and synthesis of new metal ion specific sequestering ligands; (2) structural and thermodynamic investigations of these ligands and their complexes formed with the targeted metal ions; and (3) development of sequestering agents and their incorporation into systems designed to be prototypes of inexpensive and highly effective materials for hazardous metal ion decontamination. Basic studies of the sequestration of relevant toxic metals are required in order to develop processes that will treat effluents sufficiently well to allow direct release into the environment and minimize the production of secondary wastes.'
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
ON: DE00012623
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Science and Risk Policy
Country of Publication:
United States
05; 54; 40; Progress Report; Progress Report; Radioactive Wastes; Radioactive Wastes; Chemical Wastes; Chemical Wastes; Decontamination; Decontamination; Decommissioning; Decommissioning; High-Level Radioactive Wastes; High-Level Radioactive Wastes; Radioactive Materials; Radioactive Materials; Remedial Action; Remedial Action; Actinides; Actinides; Chemical Reactions; Chemical Reactions; Ligands; Ligands; Ion Exchange; Ion Exchange; Chemical Preparation; Chemical Preparation PROGRESS REPORT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; CHEMICAL WASTES; DECONTAMINATION; DECOMMISSIONING; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; REMEDIAL ACTION; ACTINIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; LIGANDS; ION EXCHANGE; CHEMICAL PREPARATION