The Science of the total environment | 2021

Efficient capture of ReO4- on magnetic amine-functionalized MIL-101(Cr): Revealing from selectivity to mechanism.



The efficient decontamination of pertechnetate (99TcO4-) is an essential task for managing radioactive 99Tc in nuclear wastes. Perrhenate, (ReO4-), as a nonradioactive analog, exhibits almost identical physicochemical properties as 99TcO4-. Herein, a novel magnetic amine-functionalized MIL-101(Cr) (NH2-MIL-101(Cr)@Fe3O4) was prepared and used to efficiently remove ReO4- from solution for the facile magnetic separation. A series of environmental parameters were considered to investigate the adsorption performance of NH2-MIL-101(Cr)@Fe3O4. Experimental results suggested that NH2-MIL-101(Cr)@Fe3O4 has reached a satisfied adsorption capacity (~401\xa0mg/g) and a very fast adsorption kinetics at pH\xa07.0. The selectivity for ReO4- was maintained even in the presence of interfering anions with relatively high concentrations. ReO4- were mainly captured by N-donor sites of the surface-decorated amine via complexation and were trapped in the cavities of modified MIL-101(Cr). NH2-MIL-101(Cr)@Fe3O4 exhibits satisfactory adsorption performance for ReO4- and can be conveniently separated from wastewaters after adsorption.

Volume 771
Pages \n 144840\n
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144840
Language English
Journal The Science of the total environment

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