ADSORPTION OF URANIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION BY Cu0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4 – REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE NANOCOMPOSITES
Keywords:reduced graphene oxide, Cu0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4, nanocomposites, uranium, adsorption.
Cu0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4 – reduced graphene oxide composites (CNF-rGO) as an efficient adsorbent for the adsorption of uranium (VI) have been synthesized by a two-steps methods. The structures and the physicochemical properties of adsorbents are characterized by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy (RAMAN) and Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) measurement. It was found that rGO were exfoliated and decorated homogeneously with CNF nanoparticles having diameters of 20 nm. The saturated magnetization (Ms) value was estimated to be 60 emu/g, remanences (Mr) and coercive forces (Hc) near to zero, indicating that obtained material is superparamagnetic. The pH effect, contact time and adsorption isotherms were examined in batch experiments. The adsorption isotherm agreed well with the Langmuir model, having a maximum adsorption capacity of 256 mg/g, at pH = 6, T = 298 K.
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