Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2015, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (Suppl): 95-100.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB2014Ac13

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Preparation of Carbon Aerogels and Adsorption of Uranium(VI) from Aqueous Solution

GU Ze-Xing1, TU Chang-Neng2, WANG Yun1, YANG Ji-Jun1, LIU Ning1, LIAO Jia-Li1, YANG Yuan-You1, TANG Jun1   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Radiation Physics and Technology of Ministry of Education, Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China;
    2 Sichuan Xinshun Mining Co. Ltd., Chengdu 610041, P. R. China
  • Published:2015-05-20
  • Contact: TANG Jun, TU Chang-Neng;
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91226108, 11274234).


Carbon aerogels were prepared, using a freeze-drying method, from graphene oxide (GO) and carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrid hydrogels. The resulting aerogels were characterized using scanning electron microscopy and Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy. The adsorption of U(VI) on the GO-CNT aerogels was studied as a function of solid dosage, pH value, initial concentration, and contact time. The results showed that GO-CNT aerogels have high uranium(VI) removal capacities, and are promising sorbents.

Key words: Graphene/carbon nanotube, Hydrogel, Aerogel, Adsorption, Uranium(VI)