Uranium (VI) Binding to Humic Substances: Speciation, Estimation of Competition, and Application to Independent Data

  • Pascal E. Reiller
  • Laura Marang
  • Delphine Jouvin
  • Marc F. Benedetti
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


In groundwaters containing natural organic matter (NOM), mostly humic substances (HS), it is expected that it plays a role on the behavior of uranium in the environment. Another point is the actual effect of the competition with major cations and carbonate ions for U(VI)-NOM complexation. Our aim is to acquire experimental data for the U(VI)-HS complexation with two new different methodologies. The NICA-Donnan model is then used to predict uranium speciation in different groundwaters.


Humic Substance Natural Organic Matter Acceptor Side Savannah River Site Heterogeneity Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal E. Reiller
    • 1
  • Laura Marang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Delphine Jouvin
    • 2
  • Marc F. Benedetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Spéciation des Radionucléides et des Molécules, BP 11Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, CE Saclay, DEN/DANS/DPC/SECRGif sur YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Géochimie des EauxUniversité Paris Diderot, IPGP and UMR CNRS 71574Paris Cedex 13France

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