Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 270, Issue 2, pp 363–368

Migration of strontium and europium in quartz sand column in the presence of humic acid: Effect of ionic strength

  • T. Yoshida
  • M. Suzuki
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10967-006-0358-4

Cite this article as:
Yoshida, T. & Suzuki, M. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2006) 270: 363. doi:10.1007/s10967-006-0358-4

Summary

We investigated the influence of ionic strength on migration behaviors of Sr and Eu in the presence of humic acid (HA). The breakthrough curve of Sr through a quartz sand column in the presence of HA was identical to that in the absence of HA. Europium migration in quartz sand was enhanced by the presence of HA at low ionic strength. At high ionic strength, Eu migration in the presence of HA was hindered compared to that in the absence of HA. Adsorption of europium on quartz sand in the absence of HA decreases with increased ionic strength.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Yoshida
    • 1
  • M. Suzuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Center for Deep Geological Environments, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  2. 2.Research Center for Deep Geological Environments, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology