Adsorption and removal of strontium in aqueous solution by synthetic hydroxyapatite

Yuichi Nishiyama, Tadashi Hanafusa, Jun Yamashita, Yoko Yamamoto, Toshiro Ono

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Hydroxyapatite (HAP) is a main mineral constituent of bone and tooth and has an outstanding biocompatibility. HAP is a possible sorbent for heavy metals in wastewater due to its high adsorption capacity and low water solubility. We developed a removal system of 90Sr from aqueous solution by HAP column procedure. More than 90 % of 90Sr was adsorbed and removed from the 90Sr containing solution. Divalent cations, Ca2+, had little effect on the removal of 90Sr up to a concentration of 1 mmol L−1. This clearly indicates that the HAP column technique is advantageous with respect to the capacity to adsorb 90Sr from water present in the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1285
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016


  • Adsorption
  • Desorption
  • Divalent cation
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Strontium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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