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(tco4-)-tc-99 Remediation By A Cationic Polymeric Network

Title: (tco4-)-tc-99 Remediation By A Cationic Polymeric Network.
Name(s): Li, Jie, author
Dai, Xing, author
Zhu, Lin, author
Xu, Chao, author
Zhang, Duo, author
Silver, Mark A., author
Li, Peng, author
Chen, Lanhua, author
Li, Yongzhong, author
Zuo, Douwen, author
Zhang, Hui, author
Xiao, Chengliang, author
Chen, Jing, author
Diwu, Juan, author
Farha, Omar K., author
Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E., author
Chai, Zhifang, author
Wang, Shuao, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-08-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Direct removal of (TcO4-)-Tc-99 from the highly acidic solution of used nuclear fuel is highly beneficial for the recovery of uranium and plutonium and more importantly aids in the elimination of Tc-99 discharge into the environment. However, this task represents a huge challenge given the combined extreme conditions of super acidity, high ionic strength, and strong radiation field. Here we overcome this challenge using a cationic polymeric network with significant TcO4- uptake capabilities in four aspects: the fastest sorption kinetics, the highest sorption capacity, the most promising uptake performance from highly acidic solutions, and excellent radiation-resistance and hydrolytic stability among all anion sorbent materials reported. In addition, this material is fully recyclable for multiple sorption/desorption trials, making it extremely attractive for waste partitioning and emergency remediation. The excellent TcO4- uptake capability is elucidated by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, solid-state NMR measurement, and density functional theory analysis on anion coordination and bonding.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000440413500007 (IID), 10.1038/s41467-018-05380-5 (DOI)
Keywords: efficient, basis-sets, adsorption, ion-exchange, high-capacity, removal, transition-elements, anion-exchange resin, covalent organic frameworks, rhenium(vii)
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Nature Communications.
Issue: vol. 9

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Li, J., Dai, X., Zhu, L., Xu, C., Zhang, D., Silver, M. A., … Wang, S. (2018). (tco4-)-tc-99 Remediation By A Cationic Polymeric Network. Nature Communications. Retrieved from