The sorption behavior of Cs + ion on clay minerals and zeolite in radioactive waste management: sorption kinetics and thermodynamics

  • B. YıldızEmail author
  • H. N. Erten
  • M. Kış


In this work, Cs+ ion sorption on some clays and zeolite were investigated. 137Cs was used as a tracer. Activities were measured with a NaI crystal gamma counter. The particle size distribution was determined by a laser sizer. Surface area of the particles were determined by BET (Brunauer, Emmett and Teller method). Structure analysis was made by using X-ray diffraction. The chemical compositions of the solid samples were determined using a ICAP-OE spectrometer. Kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were determined. Due to very high uptake results; clay and zeolite can be proposed as a good sorbents in waste management considerations.


Clay Bentonite Zeolite Radioactive waste 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK), Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training CenterAnkaraTurkey

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