Radionuclides Removal from Aqueous Solutions: A Mini Review on Using Different Sorbents

Ibrahim Maamoun, Ramadan Eljamal, Omar Falyouna, Khaoula Bensaida, Faizul Idham Mohd, Yuji Sugihara, Osama Eljamal

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In this study, mini review is presented on the use of different sorbents for radionuclides removal of from water. Four sorbents categories were considered: carbon-based, nanomaterials, bio-sorbents, and miscellaneous sorbents. Carbon-based sorbents showed excellent removal performance towards radionuclides, owing to the high specific surface area and abundant oxygen-containing functional groups. While Fe0 and Fe0-based composites was found to exhibit rapid sorption rate, high removal capacity, and strong redox performance for radionuclides, indicating that such nanomaterials can be very promising for in-situ removal of radionuclides, once their drawbacks (aggregation and poor mobility) are overcome. The use of bio-sorbents showed high potential of such materials to remediate radioactive contaminated water under specific environmental conditions. The critical review in this study shall represent a great contribution to the potential researchers and decision makers choosing the highly efficient, feasible, and environmentally friendly sorbents for the removal of radionuclides from aqueous solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences (IEICES)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2021


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