In this study, mini review is presented on the use of different sorbents for radionuclides removal of from water. Four sorbents categories were considered: carbon-based, nanomaterials, bio-sorbents, and miscellaneous sorbents. Carbon-based sorbents showed excellent removal performance towards radionuclides, owing to the high specific surface area and abundant oxygen-containing functional groups. While Fe0 and Fe0-based composites was found to exhibit rapid sorption rate, high removal capacity, and strong redox performance for radionuclides, indicating that such nanomaterials can be very promising for in-situ removal of radionuclides, once their drawbacks (aggregation and poor mobility) are overcome. The use of bio-sorbents showed high potential of such materials to remediate radioactive contaminated water under specific environmental conditions. The critical review in this study shall represent a great contribution to the potential researchers and decision makers choosing the highly efficient, feasible, and environmentally friendly sorbents for the removal of radionuclides from aqueous solutions.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings of International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences (IEICES)|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 21 2021|