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Title: Sorption-desorption studies on tuff. II. Continuation of studies with samples from Jackass Flats, Nevada and initial studies with samples from Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Abstract

Distruibution coefficients were determined by a static (batch) technique for sorption-desorption of radionuclides between tuffs from drill holes UE25a No. 1 and J-13 at the Nevada Test Site and water from well J-13. Measurements were performed under atmospheric and controlled atmosphere conditions. Under atmospheric conditions tuffs high in zeolite minerals had sorption ratios of {similar_to}10{sup 3} to 10{sup 4} ml/g with Sr, Cs, Ba, Ce, Eu, Am, and Pu. For tuffs similar mineralogically to a microgranite the sorption ratios were {similar_to}10{sup 2} to 10{sup 3} ml/g. Values for U and Tc were obtained under controlled atmosphere (< 0.2 ppM 0{sub 2}) conditions. Studies were also begun to measure distribution ratios by a dynamic (column) technique. The ratios obtained for the elements studied, Sr, Cs, and Ba, were similar to, although lower than, those obtained by batch methods.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
59112
Report Number(s):
LA-8110-MS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 40 CHEMISTRY; TUFF; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; GROUND WATER; STRONTIUM; ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; SORPTION; CESIUM; BARIUM; CERIUM; EUROPIUM; AMERICIUM; PLUTONIUM; RADIOISOTOPES; NEVADA TEST SITE; WELL DRILLING; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; DATA COMPILATION; TABLES; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Vine, E N, Aguilar, R D, and Bayhurst, B P. Sorption-desorption studies on tuff. II. Continuation of studies with samples from Jackass Flats, Nevada and initial studies with samples from Yucca Mountain, Nevada. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/59112.
Vine, E N, Aguilar, R D, & Bayhurst, B P. Sorption-desorption studies on tuff. II. Continuation of studies with samples from Jackass Flats, Nevada and initial studies with samples from Yucca Mountain, Nevada. United States. doi:10.2172/59112.
Vine, E N, Aguilar, R D, and Bayhurst, B P. Tue . "Sorption-desorption studies on tuff. II. Continuation of studies with samples from Jackass Flats, Nevada and initial studies with samples from Yucca Mountain, Nevada". United States. doi:10.2172/59112. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/59112.
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title = {Sorption-desorption studies on tuff. II. Continuation of studies with samples from Jackass Flats, Nevada and initial studies with samples from Yucca Mountain, Nevada},
author = {Vine, E N and Aguilar, R D and Bayhurst, B P},
abstractNote = {Distruibution coefficients were determined by a static (batch) technique for sorption-desorption of radionuclides between tuffs from drill holes UE25a No. 1 and J-13 at the Nevada Test Site and water from well J-13. Measurements were performed under atmospheric and controlled atmosphere conditions. Under atmospheric conditions tuffs high in zeolite minerals had sorption ratios of {similar_to}10{sup 3} to 10{sup 4} ml/g with Sr, Cs, Ba, Ce, Eu, Am, and Pu. For tuffs similar mineralogically to a microgranite the sorption ratios were {similar_to}10{sup 2} to 10{sup 3} ml/g. Values for U and Tc were obtained under controlled atmosphere (< 0.2 ppM 0{sub 2}) conditions. Studies were also begun to measure distribution ratios by a dynamic (column) technique. The ratios obtained for the elements studied, Sr, Cs, and Ba, were similar to, although lower than, those obtained by batch methods.},
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