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Bioresour Technol. 2014 May;160:142-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.01.012. Epub 2014 Jan 11.

Adsorption removal of cesium from drinking waters: a mini review on use of biosorbents and other adsorbents.

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1
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan; Department of Environmental Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
2
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan.
3
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan; Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan. Electronic address: djlee@ntu.edu.tw.
4
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba 305-8565, Japan.
5
Taipei Water Department, Taipei City Government, Taipei 106, Taiwan.

Abstract

Radiocesium (Cs) removal from waters becomes an emerging issue after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, during which a total of approximately 3.3×10(16) Bq Cs was released to contaminate the environment. This mini-review provided a summary on literature works to develop efficient adsorbent for removing Cs from waters. Adsorbent made of raw and modified minerals, composites particles, and biosorbents that are highly specific to Cs in the presence of other alkali and alkali earth metals were summarized. Development of Prussian blue (PB) nanoparticles on Cs removal and its potential use in drinking waterworks was discussed. This review is a unique report for adsorption removal of Cs from contaminated waters.

KEYWORDS:

Adsorption; Biosorbents; Cesium; Prussian blue

PMID:
24484852
DOI:
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.01.012
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