Separation of thorium from aqueous solution using silk fibroin


Aslani M. A. A. , ERAL M., Akyil S.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.238, pp.123-127, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 238
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02385366
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-127

Abstract

In this study we investigate the basic features of thorium adsorption from aqueous systems by silk fibroin. Our previous study showed that this bio-polymer has high efficiency for U(VI) adsorption. It is well-known that thorium, which is a tetravalent metal, is a more reactive element than uranium. Thorium(IV) adsorption proves to be very rapid and dependent on pH, temperature, retention time, concentration of ion, amount of fibroin, volume of solution and volume-to-mass ratio.