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Collection of Lanthanides and Actinides from Natural Waters with Conventional and Nanoporous Sorbents.
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PMID:  23030048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Effective collection of trace-level lanthanides and actinides is advantageous for recovery and recycling of valuable resources, environmental remediation, chemical separations, and in situ monitoring. Using isotopic tracers, we have evaluated a number of conventional and nanoporous sorbent materials for their ability to capture and remove selected lanthanides (Ce and Eu) and actinides (Th, Pa, U, and Np) from fresh and salt water systems. In general, the nanostructured materials demonstrated a higher level of performance and consistency. Nanoporous silica surface modified with 3,4-hydroxypyridinone provided excellent collection and consistency in both river water and seawater. The MnO(2) materials, in particular the high surface area small particle material, also demonstrated good performance. Other conventional sorbents typically performed at levels below the nanostructured sorbents and demonstrate a larger variability and matrix dependency.
Bryce E Johnson; Peter H Santschi; Chia-Ying Chuang; Shigeyoshi Otosaka; Raymond Shane Addleman; Matt Douglas; Ryan D Rutledge; Wilaiwan Chouyyok; Joseph D Davidson; Glen E Fryxell; Jon M Schwantes
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science & technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5851     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0213155     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Marine Science, Texas A&M University , Galveston, Texas 77553, United States.
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