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Title: Sorption--desorption studies on granite. I. Initial studies of strontium, technetium, cesium, barium, cerium, europium, uranium, plutonium, and americium

Abstract

Distribution ratios were determined for sorption--desorption of radioactive tracers between the Climax Stock granite (quartz monzonite porphyry) obtained at Nevada Test Site and a water prepared to be resonably representative of the natural composition of water in equilibrium with the Climax Stock granite. The measurements were performed at 22 and 70{sup 0}C under atmospheric oxygen conditions. Elements given in order of increasing distribution coefficient at ambient temperature are: U(VI), Sr, Tc(VII), Ba, Ce(III), Cs, Eu(III), Pu, and Am. At 70{sup 0}C the order is: Tc(VII), Sr, Ce(III), Eu(III), Ba, Cs, Pu, and Am. The effects of surface area and mineralogy on sorption were also investigated.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
59101
Report Number(s):
LA-7456-MS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GRANITES; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; ADSORPTION; DESORPTION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; STRONTIUM; TECHNETIUM; CESIUM; BARIUM; CERIUM; EUROPIUM; URANIUM; PLUTONIUM; AMERICIUM; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Erdal, B.R., Aguilar, R.D., Bayhurst, B.P., Daniels, W.R., Duffy, C.J., Lawrence, F.O., Maestas, S., Oliver, P.Q., and Wolfsberg, K. Sorption--desorption studies on granite. I. Initial studies of strontium, technetium, cesium, barium, cerium, europium, uranium, plutonium, and americium. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Erdal, B.R., Aguilar, R.D., Bayhurst, B.P., Daniels, W.R., Duffy, C.J., Lawrence, F.O., Maestas, S., Oliver, P.Q., & Wolfsberg, K. Sorption--desorption studies on granite. I. Initial studies of strontium, technetium, cesium, barium, cerium, europium, uranium, plutonium, and americium. United States.
Erdal, B.R., Aguilar, R.D., Bayhurst, B.P., Daniels, W.R., Duffy, C.J., Lawrence, F.O., Maestas, S., Oliver, P.Q., and Wolfsberg, K. Thu . "Sorption--desorption studies on granite. I. Initial studies of strontium, technetium, cesium, barium, cerium, europium, uranium, plutonium, and americium". United States.
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title = {Sorption--desorption studies on granite. I. Initial studies of strontium, technetium, cesium, barium, cerium, europium, uranium, plutonium, and americium},
author = {Erdal, B.R. and Aguilar, R.D. and Bayhurst, B.P. and Daniels, W.R. and Duffy, C.J. and Lawrence, F.O. and Maestas, S. and Oliver, P.Q. and Wolfsberg, K.},
abstractNote = {Distribution ratios were determined for sorption--desorption of radioactive tracers between the Climax Stock granite (quartz monzonite porphyry) obtained at Nevada Test Site and a water prepared to be resonably representative of the natural composition of water in equilibrium with the Climax Stock granite. The measurements were performed at 22 and 70{sup 0}C under atmospheric oxygen conditions. Elements given in order of increasing distribution coefficient at ambient temperature are: U(VI), Sr, Tc(VII), Ba, Ce(III), Cs, Eu(III), Pu, and Am. At 70{sup 0}C the order is: Tc(VII), Sr, Ce(III), Eu(III), Ba, Cs, Pu, and Am. The effects of surface area and mineralogy on sorption were also investigated.},
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place = {United States},
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