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Fixation capability of recycling materials as potential additives for cesium immobilization in contaminated forest soil

  • Huijuan Shao
  • Yongfen Wei
  • Fusheng Li
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Abstract

The fixation capability of cesium on five recycling materials was compared through two sets of sorption experiments using the materials mixed with and without soil. The estimated Freundlich constant K and the distribution of sorbed cesium on the materials revealed a general order of the fixation capability as carbonized sludge > coconut shell biochar > incinerated sewage sludge ash > rice husk biochar > slag. Parametric strong positive correlations were found existent between the fixation capability of cesium and the property-related indexes of the materials such as cation exchange capacity, organic matter content and the potassium concentration.

Keywords

Cesium Soil contamination Sorption Immobilization Recycling materials 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was partly supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18K1169405.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The United Graduate School of Agricultural ScienceGifu UniversityGifuJapan
  2. 2.River Basin Research CenterGifu UniversityGifuJapan
  3. 3.School of Environment and EnergySouth China University of TechnologyPanyu District, GuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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