Removal of Uranium from Contaminated Water by Clay Ceramics in Flow-Through Columns
AbstractUranium contamination of groundwater increasingly concerns rural residents depending on home wells for their drinking water in communities where uranium is a source of contamination. Established technologies to clean up contaminated aquifers are ineffective in large contaminated areas or are prohibitively expensive. Permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) are a low-cost alternative to these methods. In this paper, the applicability of clay ceramic pellets was investigated as permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) material for the treatment of uranium-contaminated groundwater. Flow-through columns were fabricated and used to mimic the flow path of a contaminant plume through the reactive media. Experiment results show that clay ceramic pellets effectively remove uranium from uranium-contaminated water and also can be a cost-efficient technique for remediating uranium contaminated groundwater by a clay pellet barrier. Using clay ceramic pellets is also a practical treatment method for uranium removal from drinking water and can supply potable water for households in the affected areas. View Full-Text
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Florez, C.; Park, Y.H.; Valles-Rosales, D.; Lara, A.; Rivera, E. Removal of Uranium from Contaminated Water by Clay Ceramics in Flow-Through Columns. Water 2017, 9, 761.
Florez C, Park YH, Valles-Rosales D, Lara A, Rivera E. Removal of Uranium from Contaminated Water by Clay Ceramics in Flow-Through Columns. Water. 2017; 9(10):761.Chicago/Turabian Style
Florez, Charles; Park, Young H.; Valles-Rosales, Delia; Lara, Antonio; Rivera, Emilio. 2017. "Removal of Uranium from Contaminated Water by Clay Ceramics in Flow-Through Columns." Water 9, no. 10: 761.
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