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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2014)
Extraction of uranium using impregnated hydrophobic water hyacinth roots


Author(s): M. N. Kouraim, N. M. Farag, S. A. Sadeak, M. A. Gado

Abstract: In this work, water hyacinth root (WHR) was directed to produce different modified adsorbents. The first (GWHR) was based on the graft copolymerization of vinyl-type monomers onto the backbone of WHR. The other adsorbents (TBP-WHR and TBP-GWHR) were prepared by the impregnation of the WHR by Tri butyl phosphate (TBP). Adsorbents characterization carried out using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and FT-IR. It was observed that adsorption capacities of the modified WHR are significantly greater than the conventional one. The adsorption capacity was found to be 42, 74, 153 and 400 mg g-1 for WHR, GWHR, TBP-WHR and TBP-GWHR, respectively.

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M. N. Kouraim, N. M. Farag, S. A. Sadeak, M. A. Gado. Extraction of uranium using impregnated hydrophobic water hyacinth roots. Int J Chem Stud 2014;2(4):10-19.
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