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Title: Response to Comment on “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S. Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”

Abstract

In his comment on our paper “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S.: Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”, Lu specified three concerns for Zhang et al’s study,1 including (1) precipitation mechanism (degassing vs freezing), (2) analytical methods, and (3) mass balance control. In response, comparative and comprehensive discussions on the precipitation mechanisms and iodine incorporation can be found in the paper, as well as below. This includes additional experiments of iodine distribution and speciation in calcite precipitates. In addition, the measurements of total iodine in soils/sediment were clarified below as well. The calculations on mass balance in this comment were clarified by using correct data sets. Lu proposed that freezing samples

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. Texas A & M Univ., Galveston, TX (United States)
  2. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1158518
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-100335
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-936X
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-936X
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Idoine-129; Iodine-127; Speciation in Groundwater; Hanford Site; Iodate Incorporation; Calcite

Citation Formats

Zhang, Saijin, Xu, Chen, Creeley, Danielle, Ho, Yi-Fang, Li, Hsiu-Ping, Grandbois, Russell, Schwehr, Kathy, Kaplan, D. I., Yeager, Chris, Wellman, Dawn M., and Santschi, Peter H. Response to Comment on “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S. Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1021/es4046132.
Zhang, Saijin, Xu, Chen, Creeley, Danielle, Ho, Yi-Fang, Li, Hsiu-Ping, Grandbois, Russell, Schwehr, Kathy, Kaplan, D. I., Yeager, Chris, Wellman, Dawn M., & Santschi, Peter H. Response to Comment on “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S. Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/es4046132
Zhang, Saijin, Xu, Chen, Creeley, Danielle, Ho, Yi-Fang, Li, Hsiu-Ping, Grandbois, Russell, Schwehr, Kathy, Kaplan, D. I., Yeager, Chris, Wellman, Dawn M., and Santschi, Peter H. Mon . "Response to Comment on “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S. Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/es4046132.
@article{osti_1158518,
title = {Response to Comment on “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S. Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”},
author = {Zhang, Saijin and Xu, Chen and Creeley, Danielle and Ho, Yi-Fang and Li, Hsiu-Ping and Grandbois, Russell and Schwehr, Kathy and Kaplan, D. I. and Yeager, Chris and Wellman, Dawn M. and Santschi, Peter H.},
abstractNote = {In his comment on our paper “Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 Speciation in Groundwater at Hanford Site, U.S.: Iodate Incorporation into Calcite”, Lu specified three concerns for Zhang et al’s study,1 including (1) precipitation mechanism (degassing vs freezing), (2) analytical methods, and (3) mass balance control. In response, comparative and comprehensive discussions on the precipitation mechanisms and iodine incorporation can be found in the paper, as well as below. This includes additional experiments of iodine distribution and speciation in calcite precipitates. In addition, the measurements of total iodine in soils/sediment were clarified below as well. The calculations on mass balance in this comment were clarified by using correct data sets. Lu proposed that freezing samples},
doi = {10.1021/es4046132},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1158518}, journal = {Environmental Science and Technology},
issn = {0013-936X},
number = 22,
volume = 47,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
}