Zhdanyuk N.V.

Remediation of the U(VI) Ions from Waters Using Organic Clays

This paper studies characteristics of sorption of anion and cation forms of uranium (VI), as well as uranium carbonate complexes. By modifying the natural clay mineral montmorillonite by cationic surfactant, we obtain sorbents for uranium remediation from waters. Relying on the methods of XRay diffraction, IR-spectroscopy, turbidimetry, and adsoption, we determine sorptive properties of the natural and modified samples. Furthermore, we prove the effectiveness of using these methods for uranium remediation from waters.