Nanotechnology for effluent treatment and radionuclide assay

This project will build on the work done in the Distinctive consortium, where it was shown that phosphate functionalised paramagnetic iron oxide particles showed a surprisingly large capacity and selectivity for uranium sorption. A first set of research objectives is to clarify further why what appears to be a multi-layer structure has such a large capacity. A second objective is to widen the same approach to other radionuclides of interest. A third objective is to develop particles that can act in acidic environments.

Academic Lead: Luc Vandeperre
Researcher: Gurpreet Singh
Location: Imperial College