Immobilization of thorium over fibroin by polyacrylonitrile (PAN)

Mahmoud A.A. Aslani*, Sema Akyil, Meral Eral

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This report describes a process for immobilization of thorium over fibroin, which was used as a bio-adsorbent, by polyacrylonitrile. The amounts of thorium in aqueous solutions which may be leached in various aqueous ambients were detected by a spectrophotometer. The results show that polyacrylonitrile processes are feasible to immobilize spent fibroins. The leachability of the materials immobilized with polyacrylonitrile can meet the requirements of storage and final disposal. The leachability of thorium ions from immobilized spent fibroin was rather low for 8 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalWaste Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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