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Biomass Potential of Virgin and Calcined Tapioca (Cassava Starch) for the Removal of Sr(II) and Cs(I) from Aqueous Solutions.

Authors
  • Ogata, Fumihiko1
  • Nagai, Noriaki1
  • Ueta, Erimi1
  • Nakamura, Takehiro1
  • Kawasaki, Naohito1, 2
  • 1 Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai University.
  • 2 Antiaging Center, Kindai University.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Publisher
Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
66
Issue
3
Pages
295–302
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1248/cpb.c17-00873
PMID: 29491262
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In this study, we prepared novel adsorbents containing virgin and calcined tapioca products for removing strontium (Sr(II)) and cesium (Cs(I)) from aqueous solutions. The characteristics of tapioca, along with its capacity to adsorb Sr(II) and Cs(I), were evaluated. Multiple tapioca products were prepared and tested. The adsorbent prepared by boiling the tapioca followed by calcination at 300°C (BTP300) was the most effective. In addition, adsorption was affected by the adsorbent's surface properties. The Sr(II) and Cs(I) adsorbed onto BTP300 could be recovered through desorption by hydrochloric acid at different concentrations, which indicates that BTP300 can be used several times for adsorption/desorption. The results of this study suggest that BTP300, which was produced from tapioca biomass, can remove Sr(II) and Cs(I) from aqueous solutions.

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