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“In-House” resin Polyacrylhydroxamic acid (PHOA) has been synthesized and utilized targeting ground water remediation; recovery of uranium from low concentration aqueous solution e.g., mining activities related water, flooding of excavated or deplumed areas, nuclear plant washed effluent and process generated effluents in nuclear plant during front-end as well as back-end treatment. In the present study, treatment of field effluent containing heavy metals and radio-nuclides from contaminated mining sites reflected preference for uranium with respect to manganese. The specific complexation between the extractant and metal ion especially uranium provides high distribution co-efficient (K d) for uranium (K d,U = 1,450 mL/g from inlet of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and K d,U = 74,950 mL/g for synthetic solution) compared to high level impurity (1,000 times higher concentration) of manganese (K d,Mn = 111 mL/g from inlet of ETP and K d,Mn = 10,588 mL/g for synthetic solution). The “In-House” resin showed significant extractability (70–95% elution efficiency) and indicates a possibility of selective removal/recovery of the valuable metal ions even from secondary sources. As a specialty, resin can be regenerated and reused.

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A new chelating polymeric sorbent as an extractant impregnated resin (EIR) has been developed using eosin B and Amberlite IRA-410 resin. The impregnation process was characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy. The eosin B-impregnated resin showed superior binding affinity for Th(IV) over U(VI) and many co-existing ions. The influence of various physicochemical parameters on the recovery of Th(IV) were optimized by both static and dynamic methods. The Langmuir adsorption isotherm gave a satisfactory fit of the equilibrium data. The kinetic studies performed for Th(IV) sorption revealed that <20 min was sufficient for reaching equilibrium metal ion sorption. A preconcentration factor of 100 was found for the column-mode extraction. The accuracy of the developed method in conjunction with Arsenazo III procedure was tested by analyzing geological reference materials and seawater sample, which are prepared, synthetically. Furthermore, the above procedure has been successfully employed for the analysis of natural water samples.

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A new chelating polymeric sorbent has been developed using polystyrene resin grafted with ethylenediamino tris(methylenephosphonic) acid. After characterisation by FTIR and elementary analysis, the new grafted resin has been investigated in liquid–solid extraction of uranium(VI). The influence of analytical parameters including pH, amount of resin, metal ion concentration, sample volume and ionic strength were investigated on the recovery of U(VI). Adsorption kinetic and isotherm studies were also carried out to understand the nature of the sorption of uranium(VI) by the resin. The total sorption capacity was found to be 41.76 mg/g under optimum conditions. The total desorption of the sorbed uranium ions was successfully performed with 0.1 M ammonium carbonate. Further, the effect of temperature was realized and the thermodynamic parameters were calculated.

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A new chelating polymeric sorbent has been developed using polystyrene resin grafted with phosphonic acid. After characterization by FTIR and elementary analysis, the new resin has been investigated in liquid–solid extraction of europium(III). The results indicated that phosphonic resin could adsorb Eu(III) ion effectively from aqueous solution. The adsorption was strongly dependent on pH of the medium with enhanced adsorption as the pH value of 6.5. The influence of other analytical parameters including contact time, amount of resin, metal ion concentration, and ionic strength were investigated. The maximum uptake capacity of Eu(III) ions was 122.6 mg/g grafted resin at ambient temperature, at an initial pH value of 6.50. The overall adsorption process was best described by pseudo first-order kinetic. When Freundlich and Langmuir isotherms were tested, the latter had a better fit with the experimental data. Furthermore, Eu(III) could be eluted by using 1.0 mol/L H2SO4 solution and the grafted resin could be regenerated and reused.

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investigated methods of preparation alumina-coal-tar pitch-polymer sorbents and also was determined their hydrophilic–hydrophobic properties. Materials and methods of sample preparation As carriers of coal pyrolyzate, granulated coal

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Dariusz Szychowski, Barbara Pacewska, Grzegorz Makomaski, Janusz Zieliński, Wiesława Ciesińska, and Tatiana Brzozowska

obtained by co-precipitation with the initial content of 50% pitch–50% PF composition of 8 and 10% mass Studies on waste-water purification with the use of selected pitch–polymer sorbents

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groups on the surface. The surface were patented mixed-mode polymeric sorbents with reversed phase and strong cation- or anion-exchange functionalities attached to a polymer backbone of poly (divinyl-benzene-co-N-vinylpyrrolidone) [ 28 ]. MGs, CAP, FFC

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