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 ›› 2016, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (1): 9 doi: 10.1007/s41365-016-0008-7


Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 as a nanoadsorbent for radon capture

Xiao-Wa Wang1,2,3,4, Ting Yan5, Jun Wan5, Li-Feng Zhao1,2,3,4, Yu Tu1,2,3,4   

  1. 1. School of Radiation Medicine and Protection, Medicine College of Soochow University, Suzhou, 215123, China
    2. School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Suzhou, 215123, China
    3. Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Suzhou, 215123, China
    4. Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, Suzhou, 215123, China
    5. National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, 102206, China
  • Contact: Yu Tu
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Xiao-Wa Wang, Ting Yan, Jun Wan, Li-Feng Zhao, Yu Tu. Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 as a nanoadsorbent for radon capture.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2016, 27(1): 9     doi: 10.1007/s41365-016-0008-7


The feasibility of adsorption and the adsorption behavior of radon on a nanomaterial-based zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) adsorbent were investigated. Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation and four-channel low-background α/β measurement were performed to examine the adsorption kinetics of this adsorbent. Results demonstrated that ZIF-8 is a good adsorbent of radon. Therefore, this adsorbent can be used to significantly reduce the hazardous effects of radon on occupational radiation workers.

Key words: Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8, Radon, Adsorption