Novel fungus-titanate bio-nanocomposites as high performance adsorbents for the efficient removal of radioactive ions from wastewater

Mingze Xu, Guodong Wei, Na Liu, Liang Zhou, Chengwei Fu, Maxim Petrovich Chubik, A. Gromov, Wei Han

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Abstract

Reclaimable adsorbents have a critical application in the adsorption of radioactive materials. In this study, the novel bio-nanocomposites comprising fungi and titanate nanotubes are successfully synthesized by a simple and low-cost method. Morphological characterizations and composite mechanism analysis confirm that the composites are sufficiently stable to avoid dust pollution resulting from the titanate nanomaterials. Adsorption experiments demonstrate that the bio-nanocomposites are efficient adsorbents with a saturated sorption capacity as high as 120 mg g-1 (1.75 meq. g -1) for Ba2+ ions. The results suggest that the bio-nanocomposites can be used as promising radioactive adsorbents for removing radioactive ions from water caused by nuclear leakage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-725
Number of pages4
JournalNanoscale
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2014

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Novel fungus-titanate bio-nanocomposites as high performance adsorbents for the efficient removal of radioactive ions from wastewater. / Xu, Mingze; Wei, Guodong; Liu, Na; Zhou, Liang; Fu, Chengwei; Chubik, Maxim Petrovich; Gromov, A.; Han, Wei.

In: Nanoscale, Vol. 6, No. 2, 21.01.2014, p. 722-725.

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Xu, Mingze ; Wei, Guodong ; Liu, Na ; Zhou, Liang ; Fu, Chengwei ; Chubik, Maxim Petrovich ; Gromov, A. ; Han, Wei. / Novel fungus-titanate bio-nanocomposites as high performance adsorbents for the efficient removal of radioactive ions from wastewater. In: Nanoscale. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 722-725.
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