The sorption of uranium-Arsenazo III complex was studied using Dowex-1x8 and carbonized apricot stone. The results show a
similarity between the two sorbents since the percentage uptake of a uranium complex in the ratio 1 : 1 reaches 100% and 92%
on the Dowex-1x8 and the carbonized apricot stone, respectively. Also the uptake of the complex on either sorbents increases
with increasing the hydrogen ion concentration to reach a maximum value at pH 2.5. The two sorbents are used to study the
sorption of uranium(VI) from seawater in the presence of 0.002% of Arsenazo III and 10-3M EDTA, where it is found that uranium is completely sorbed by the two sorbents.