Borosilicate glasses modified with organic ligands: a new selective approach for the removal of uranyl ion.

Barium borosilicate glass was found to have high uptake capacity for many cations. To improve its selectivity, surface modification was carried out. In order to make the glass selective towards uranyl ion, organic ligands like tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) and 8-hydroxy quinoline (Oxine) were used. It was observed that the surface modification resulted… CONTINUE READING