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Engineering a Proteoliposome Transporter to Capture Radioactive Cesium from Water

Abstract Radioactive cesium (137Cs), released from nuclear power plants and nuclear accidental releases, is a problem due to difficulties regarding its removal. Efforts have been focused on removing cesium and the remediation of the contaminated environment. Traditional treatment techniques include Prussian blue and nano zero-valent ion (nZVI) and nano-Fe/Cu particles to remove Cs from water; however, they are not efficient at removing Cs when present at low concentrations of about 10 parts-per-billion (ppb), typical of concentrations found in the radioactive contaminated sites.

The objective of this study was to develop an innovative and simple method to remove Cs+ present at low concentrations by engineering a proteoliposome transporter composed... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Hakim Elahi, Sepideh (Author) / Conroy-Ben, Otakuye (Advisor) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Committee member) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Microbiology / Biology / Kup / liposome / protein extraction and purification / proteoliposome transporter / radioactive cesium removal / water
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 132 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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