Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 115–121 | Cite as

Rapid vitrification of simulated Sr2+ radioactive contaminated soil for nuclear emergencies

  • Shunzhang Chen
  • Xiaoyan Shu
  • Fen Luo
  • Hao Dong
  • Chen Xu
  • Bingsheng Li
  • Dadong Shao
  • Xirui LuEmail author


To efficiently inhibit the diffusion of radioactive nuclides in soil that were left by nuclear emergency accidents, microwave sintering technology was used in this work to vitrify the simulated strontium contaminated soil. Four kinds of simulated strontium-contaminated soil could be successfully vitrified almost completely within 30 min without any additional components. Sr2+ cations are immobilized into aluminosilicate glass network structure. In addition, the solubility of SrSO4 in different soil is related to the element contents of aluminum and silicon. This work reveals a demonstration that beta-radioactive contaminated soil could be treated by microwave vitrifying.


Beta-radioactive contaminated soil Rapid vitrification Immobilization Solid solubility Microwave sintering 



All authors would thanks for the financial funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21677118), Longshan academic talent research supporting program of SWUST (18LZX312) and Longshan academic talent research supporting program of SWUST (18LZX520). This work was also supported by Postgraduate Innovation Fund Project by Southwest University of Science and Technology (17ycx036).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Environmental-Friendly Energy MaterialsSouthwest University of Science and TechnologyMianyangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Fundamental Science on Nuclear Wastes and Environmental Safety LaboratorySouthwest University of Science and TechnologyMianyangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Institute of MaterialsChina Academy of Engineering PhysicsMianyangPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Institute of Modern PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Institute of Plasma PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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