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Nanomaterials 2014, 4(4), 894-901;

Removal of Radioactive Cesium Using Prussian Blue Magnetic Nanoparticles

Decontamination and Decommissioning Research Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), 989-111 Daedukdaero Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353, Korea
Department of Biological Engineering, Biohybrid Systems Research Center (BSRC), Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
Biotechnology Research Division, Advanced Radiation Technology Institute (ARTI), Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), 1266, Sinjeong-dong, Jeongeup, Jeonbuk 580-185, Korea
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Received: 14 October 2014 / Revised: 3 November 2014 / Accepted: 21 November 2014 / Published: 28 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advancements in Nanotoxicology)
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Radioactive cesium (137Cs) has inevitably become a human concern due to exposure from nuclear power plants and nuclear accident releases. Many efforts have been focused on removing cesium and the remediation of the contaminated environment. In this study, we elucidated the ability of Prussian blue-coated magnetic nanoparticles to eliminate cesium from radioactive contaminated waste. Thus, the obtained Prussian blue-coated magnetic nanoparticles were then characterized and examined for their physical and radioactive cesium adsorption properties. This Prussian blue-coated magnetic nanoparticle-based cesium magnetic sorbent can offer great potential for use in in situ remediation. View Full-Text
Keywords: radioactive cesium (137Cs); magnetic nanoparticle; remediation radioactive cesium (137Cs); magnetic nanoparticle; remediation

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Jang, S.-C.; Hong, S.-B.; Yang, H.-M.; Lee, K.-W.; Moon, J.-K.; Seo, B.-K.; Huh, Y.S.; Roh, C. Removal of Radioactive Cesium Using Prussian Blue Magnetic Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials 2014, 4, 894-901.

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