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The Use of Natural Zeolites for Radioactive Waste Treatment: Studies on Leaching from Zeolite/Cement Composites

  • A. Dyer
  • T. Las
  • M. Zubair
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Abstract

Samples of the natural zeolites chabazite, clinoptilolite and a clinoptilolite-rich tuff, were loaded with the isotope 137Cs. Composites of these labeled materials were made with cement and blast furnace slag. Standard leaching experiments were carried out with synthetic sea, ground and "pond" waters, as well as distilled water. Rates of leaching were calculated and compared to similar systems.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Furnace Inorganic Chemistry Zeolite Leaching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dyer
    • 1
  • T. Las
    • 1
  • M. Zubair
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Science Research InstituteUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK

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