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Bifunctional Phosphorylcholine-Modified Adsorbent with Enhanced Selectivity and Antibacterial Property for Recovering Uranium from Seawater.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The recovery of uranium from seawater is of great concern because of the growing demand for nuclear energy. Though amidoxime-functionalized adsorbents as the most promising adsorbents have been widely used for this purpose, their low selectivity and vulnerability to biofouling have limited their application in real marine environments. Herein, a new bifunctional phosphorylcholine-modified adsorbent (PVC-PC) is disclosed. The PVC-PC fiber is found to be suitable for use in the pH range of seawater and metals that commonly coexist with uranium, such as alkali and alkaline earth metals, transition metals, and lanthanide metals, have no obvious effect on its uranium adsorption capacity. PVC-PC shows better selectivity and adsorption capacity than the commonly used amidoxime-functionalized adsorbent. Furthermore, PVC-PC fiber exhibits excellent antibacterial properties which could reduce the effects of biofouling caused by marine microorganisms. Because of its good selectivity and antibacterial property, phosphorylcholine-based material shows great potential as a new generation adsorbent for uranium recovery from seawater.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Huang, Z., Dong, H., Yang, N., Li, H., He, N., Lu, X., . . . Wang, X. (2020). Bifunctional Phosphorylcholine-Modified Adsorbent with Enhanced Selectivity and Antibacterial Property for Recovering Uranium from Seawater.. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 12(14), 16959-16968. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c01843

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 16959

End Page


  • 16968

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 14

Abstract


  • The recovery of uranium from seawater is of great concern because of the growing demand for nuclear energy. Though amidoxime-functionalized adsorbents as the most promising adsorbents have been widely used for this purpose, their low selectivity and vulnerability to biofouling have limited their application in real marine environments. Herein, a new bifunctional phosphorylcholine-modified adsorbent (PVC-PC) is disclosed. The PVC-PC fiber is found to be suitable for use in the pH range of seawater and metals that commonly coexist with uranium, such as alkali and alkaline earth metals, transition metals, and lanthanide metals, have no obvious effect on its uranium adsorption capacity. PVC-PC shows better selectivity and adsorption capacity than the commonly used amidoxime-functionalized adsorbent. Furthermore, PVC-PC fiber exhibits excellent antibacterial properties which could reduce the effects of biofouling caused by marine microorganisms. Because of its good selectivity and antibacterial property, phosphorylcholine-based material shows great potential as a new generation adsorbent for uranium recovery from seawater.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Huang, Z., Dong, H., Yang, N., Li, H., He, N., Lu, X., . . . Wang, X. (2020). Bifunctional Phosphorylcholine-Modified Adsorbent with Enhanced Selectivity and Antibacterial Property for Recovering Uranium from Seawater.. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 12(14), 16959-16968. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c01843

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 16959

End Page


  • 16968

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 14