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Reaction of Ion Exchange Resins with Fenton’s Reagent

Nuclear and Energy Research Institute, IPEN-CNEN/SP, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242-Butantã, São Paulo, SP CEP 05508-000, Brazil
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Environments 2018, 5(11), 123;
Received: 12 September 2018 / Revised: 10 November 2018 / Accepted: 13 November 2018 / Published: 15 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Oxidation Applications)
One of the most common treatment methods for spent ion exchange resins is their immobilization in cement, which reduces the release of radionuclides into the environment. Although this method is efficient, it considerably increases the final volume of the waste due to its low incorporation capacity. This work aims to evaluate the degradation of ion exchange resins by the Fenton process (H2O2/Fe2+). The resin evaluated was a mixture of cationic and anionic resins, both non-radioactive. The reactions were conducted by varying the catalyst concentration (25, 50, 100, and 150 mmol L−1) and the volume of hydrogen peroxide. Three different temperatures were evaluated by varying the flow of reactants, which were 50, 60, and 70 °C. Cement specimens were prepared from the treated solutions and two parameters were assessed—namely, final setting time and axial compressive strength. The results showed that the experimental conditions were suitable to dissolve the resins, and the Fe3+ produced as precipitate during the experiments increased the resistance of the final product. The immobilized product complied with the limits established by regulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: waste management; ion exchange resin; infrared spectrometry; Fenton; solid waste waste management; ion exchange resin; infrared spectrometry; Fenton; solid waste
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De Araujo, L.G.; Marumo, J.T. Reaction of Ion Exchange Resins with Fenton’s Reagent. Environments 2018, 5, 123.

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De Araujo LG, Marumo JT. Reaction of Ion Exchange Resins with Fenton’s Reagent. Environments. 2018; 5(11):123.

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De Araujo, Leandro G., and Júlio T. Marumo. 2018. "Reaction of Ion Exchange Resins with Fenton’s Reagent" Environments 5, no. 11: 123.

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