Studies on Thorium Adsorption Characteristics upon Activated Titanium Hydroxide Prepared from Rosetta Ilmenite Concentrate
Gado M* and Zaki S
Nuclear Materials Authority, P. O. Box 530 El Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gado M,
Nuclear Materials Authority, P. O. Box 530 El Maadi,Cairo, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 09, 2015; Accepted date: November 12, 2015; Published date: January 05, 2016
Citation: Gado M, Zaki S (2016) Studies on Thorium Adsorption Characteristics upon Activated Titanium Hydroxide Prepared from Rosetta Ilmenite Concentrate. J Waste Resources 6:194. doi: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000194
Copyright: © 2016 Gado M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The titanium hydroxide prepared from Rosetta ilmenite concentrate has been applied for Th (IV) adsorption from its acid aqueous solutions. The prepared hydroxide is first characterized by both Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrum and thermogravimetric analysis. The relevant factors affecting the adsorption process have been studied. The obtained equilibrium data fits well with the Langmuir isotherm rather than Freundlich isotherm, while the adsorption kinetic data follow the pseudo-second order model. The different thermodynamic parameters have also been calculated and indicate that the adsorption process is spontaneous.