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Nano-MOF+ Technique for Efficient Uranyl Remediation

  • Lin Xu
    Lin Xu
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
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  • Duo Zhang
    Duo Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
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  • Fuyin Ma
    Fuyin Ma
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
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  • Jiarong Zhang
    Jiarong Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
  • Afshin Khayambashi
    Afshin Khayambashi
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
  • Yawen Cai
    Yawen Cai
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
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  • Lanhua Chen
    Lanhua Chen
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
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  • Chengliang Xiao*
    Chengliang Xiao
    College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
    *E-mail: [email protected] (C.X.).
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  • Shuao Wang*
    Shuao Wang
    State Key Laboratory of Radiation Medicine and Protection, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Soochow University, 199 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
    *E-mail: [email protected] (S.W.).
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Cite this: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 24, 21619–21626
Publication Date (Web):May 29, 2019
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b06068
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Abstract

The nano-MOF+ technique was employed by assembling nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF) UiO-66 with nanoscale zero-valent iron (ZVI) particles to remove uranyl ions from aqueous solution under anoxic condition for the first time. The synthesized composite of Fe0@UiO-66-COOH exhibits a synergic effect between uranyl sorption by MOF host of UiO-66-COOH and chemical reduction by ZVI, reaching much elevated removal capacity and rate in comparison to those of the pristine UiO-66-COOH. The combined complexation and reduction mechanisms are further elucidated by the synchrotron radiation X-ray absorption near-edge structure analysis. This work highlights the bright future of the nano-MOF+ technique in the application of uranium removal, especially for the remediation of the uranium-contaminated subsurface environment.

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