Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 310, Issue 2, pp 671–678 | Cite as

Sorption–desorption hysteresis of uranium(VI) on/from GMZ bentonite

  • Shicheng Li
  • Xiaoli Wang
  • Zhaoya Huang
  • Liang Du
  • Dong Zhang
  • Zhaoyi Tan
  • Yibei Fu
  • Xiaolin WangEmail author


In this study, we examined the sorption and desorption behavior of U(VI) on/from a Chinese bentonite in the solid–liquid system using batch experiments, and the influence of pH, ionic strength and humic acid (HA) on the sorption–desorption hysteresis in the solid–liquid system were quantitatively calculated. It was revealed that the hysteresis was enhanced with increasing pH and increasing ionic strength. HA promoted the sorption, but lower the sorption–desorption hysteresis. Meanwhile, hysteresis in ternary bentonite-HA-U system was found to be higher than that in bentonite-U-HA system, indicating different sorption structures formed because of different addition sequence.


Uranium (VI) Sorption Desorption Hysteresis GMZ bentontie 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shicheng Li
    • 1
  • Xiaoli Wang
    • 1
  • Zhaoya Huang
    • 1
  • Liang Du
    • 1
  • Dong Zhang
    • 1
  • Zhaoyi Tan
    • 1
  • Yibei Fu
    • 1
  • Xiaolin Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China Academy of Engineering PhysicsMianyangPeople’s Republic of China

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