Development of an extractive spectrophotometric method for uranium using MWCNTs as solid phase and arsenazo(III) as chromophore

Shah F. , SOYLAK M. , Kazi T. G. , Afridi H. I.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, cilt.296, ss.1239-1245, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 296 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10967-012-2376-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1239-1245


Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) based sorptive extraction method for uranium (U) from aqueous solutions has been developed. The proposed method was optimized by evaluating the analytical parameters including pH, eluent type, flow rates of sample and eluent, etc. The adsorption capacity of MWCNTs was found to be 9.80 mu g g(-1), while the detection limit based on 3 sigma criterion was 1.9 mu g L-1. The presented method was applied for the estimation of U in ore sample. Effect of potentially interfering ions was also studied and were found to inert not interfering with U during the analysis. The results suggest that MWCNTs can be used as reliable solid phase for preconcentration and arsenazo-III as chromophore for U spectrometric determination from aqueous solutions.