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S. Aksoyoglu Paul Scherrer Institut Hot-Labor 5232 Villigen (Switzerland)

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Abstract  

The sorption-desorption of uranium (VI) on Grimsel granite of Switzerland was studied under oxidizing conditions with an initial uranium concentration range of between 9.7·10–7 and 4.5·10–4M, using a batch technique. The sorption coefficients varied between 8.0 and 0.4 ml/g and sorption was not fully reversible. The data could be fitted to a Freundlich isotherm. By fitting the data with the Dubinin-Radushkevich equation, a mean energy of sorption of 10.7 kJ/mol was calculated, which corresponds to the energy of ion exchange reactions. The kinetic data could be interpreted by assuming diffusion into the crushed granite particles. The calculated pore diffusion coefficient was between 2.0·10–11–7.7·10–11 m2/s.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)