Porous organic materials for iodine adsorption

Jintu Francis Kurisingal, Hongryeol Yun, Chang Seop Hong

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The nuclear industry will continue to develop rapidly and produce energy in the foreseeable future; however, it presents unique challenges regarding the disposal of released waste radionuclides because of their volatility and long half-life. The release of radioactive isotopes of iodine from uranium fission reactions is a challenge. Although various adsorbents have been explored for the uptake of iodine, there is still interest in novel adsorbents. The novel adsorbents should be synthesized using reliable and economically feasible synthetic procedures. Herein, we discussed the state-of-the-art performance of various categories of porous organic materials including covalent organic frameworks, covalent triazine frameworks, porous aromatic frameworks, porous organic cages, among other porous organic polymers for the uptake of iodine. This review discussed the synthesis of porous organic materials and their iodine adsorption capacity and reusability. Finally, the challenges and prospects for iodine capture using porous organic materials are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131835
JournalJournal of hazardous materials
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Sept 15

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  • Covalent organic frameworks
  • Covalent triazine frameworks
  • Iodine adsorption
  • Porous aromatic frameworks
  • Porous organic cages
  • Porous organic materials
  • Porous organic polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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