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Use of Magnetic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles For Removing Uranium From Media

United States Patent Application

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The present invention is directed to a method of removing uranium from a uranium containing aqueous medium. The method comprises a step of contacting the medium with magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles. The nanoparticles comprise mesoporous silica and iron oxide. The nanoparticles may also comprise a functionalized surface obtained by grafting or covalently bonding a functional molecule to the nanoparticle.
Li, Dien (Martinez, GA), Kaplan, Daniel I. (Aiken, SC), Serkiz, Steven M. (Aiken, SC), Larsen, Sarah C. (Iowa City, IA), Egodawatte, Shani (Iowa City, IA)
15/ 018,213
February 8, 2016
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-085R22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.