Project status: In progress
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When the concentration of ions reaches a saturation point, the layers of this material collapse, locking the radioactive ions into the fibres. The fibres are easily removed and buried, since they are stable against radiation, chemicals and thermal change. The alumina nanofibres can be also grafted with various groups for efficiently catch insecticides, herbicides and heavy metal ions from water.
Publications and output
Dongjiang, Yang, Zhanfeng Zheng, Huaiyong Zhu, Hongwei Liu, Xueping Gao, Titanate Nanofibers as Intelligent Absorbents for Removal of Radioactive Ions from Water, Advanced Materials, 20, 2777-2781, 2008.
Dongjiang Yang, Blain Paul, Wujun Xu, Yong Yuan, Erming Liu, Xuebin Ke, Robert M. Wellard, Cheng Guo, Yao Xu, Yuhan Sun and Huaiyong Zhu, Alumina Nanofibers Grafted with Functional Groups: A New Design in Efficient Sorbents for Removal of Toxic Contaminants from Water. Water Research, 44 741-750, 2010.