Journal of Earth, Environment and Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 41--49

Uranium Removal from Its Liquid Waste Using Chemically Treated Rice Husk


Ahmed M.A. Morsy1, Hesham M Kamal1, Naglaa M Walley2, Mohamed E Rageh2, Mohamed M Badewy1 
1 Nuclear Materials Authority, Cairo, Egypt
2 Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, Qalyubia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahmed M.A. Morsy
Nuclear Materials Authority, Cairo
Egypt

Introduction: In this study, rice husk (RH) was modified by HCl and HNO3, and the activated RHs were used as adsorbents for removal of UO22+ ions from aqueous solutions through batch equilibrium technique. Materials and methods: The influence of pH, equilibrium time, temperature, adsorbent dosage, and initial uranium concentration on adsorption percent was investigated. Results: Obtained results declared that the pH of aqueous solutions had affected UO22+ ions removal, which was indicated by the increased removal efficiency with increasing solution pH till pH 3. Conclusion: Experimental data were verified with Langmuir and other isotherms and were found to be well fitting with Langmuir isotherm models. A feasibility study for the whole process was performed.


How to cite this article:
Morsy AM, Kamal HM, Walley NM, Rageh ME, Badewy MM. Uranium Removal from Its Liquid Waste Using Chemically Treated Rice Husk.J Earth Environ Health Sci 2016;2:41-49


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Morsy AM, Kamal HM, Walley NM, Rageh ME, Badewy MM. Uranium Removal from Its Liquid Waste Using Chemically Treated Rice Husk. J Earth Environ Health Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Nov 30 ];2:41-49
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