Separation Science and Technology, Vol.52, No.8, 1468-1476, 2017
Transport phenomena in the electrodeionization of cesium from AMP-PAN
Electrodeionization (EDI) of cesium from cesium-sorbed ammonium molybdophosphate-polyacrylonitrile (AMP-PAN) was investigated by passing eluant through the packed bed of ion-exchange resin in an electrodialysis cell. The deionized cesium from the packed bed was recovered in catholyte by migration and in the eluant by convection. Recovery percentage of Cs by migration increased while the recovery by convection decreased with increase in current density from 20 to 40 mA/cm(2). Increased eluant concentration resulted in low migration percentage of cesium. Increased catholyte concentration had a negligible effect on total recovery. Apparent diffusion coefficients evaluated using the Nernst-Plank relation increased with increase in current density and catholyte concentration while a decreasing trend was observed with increase in eluant concentration.