Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2014, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (3): 030301 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.25.030301


Synthesis of TBP-coated magnetic Pst-DVB particles for uranium separation

WANG Huan, SHAO Xian-Zhang, TIAN Qing, JI Yan-Qin   

  1. 1China CDC Key Laboratory of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Emergency, National Institute for Radiological Protection, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100088, China
  • Contact: JI Yan-Qin
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20477058), Chinese Ministry of Health (No. 201002009), and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (No. 2013BAK03B00)

WANG Huan, SHAO Xian-Zhang, TIAN Qing, JI Yan-Qin. Synthesis of TBP-coated magnetic Pst-DVB particles for uranium separation.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2014, 25(3): 030301     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.25.030301


Magnetically assisted chemical separation process is an efficient method used widely in separating radionuclides and heavy metals in environmental samples. It is simple, compact and cost-effective, with less secondary waste streams. Tributyl phosphate (TBP)-coated magnetic poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) (Pst-DVB) nano-particles were synthesized and characterized by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, vibrating sample magnetometer, thermogravimetry and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry. The application of TBP-coated magnetic Pst-DVB particles in separating low concentration of uranium from aqueous media was evaluated, and the equilibrium adsorption isotherm was investigated. Our results indicate that the TBP-coated magnetic Pst-DVB particles may be of potential application for uranium separation.

Key words: Magnetic particles, Synthesis, Uranium, Adsorption isotherm