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Removal of radioactive materials and heavy metals from water using magnetic resin

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
January 21, 1997
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Magnetic polymer resins capable of efficient removal of actinides and heavy metals from contaminated water are disclosed together with methods for making, using, and regenerating them. The resins comprise polyamine-epichlorohydrin resin beads with ferrites attached to the surfaces of the beads. Markedly improved water decontamination is demonstrated using these magnetic polymer resins of the invention in the presence of a magnetic field, as compared with water decontamination methods employing ordinary ion exchange resins or ferrites taken separately.
Kochen; Robert L. (Boulder, CO), Navratil; James D. (Simi Valley, CA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC)
08/ 062,512
May 7, 1993
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP03533 between the United States Department of Energy and Rockwell International Corporation.