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Sorption Behavior of Uranium in Agricultural Soils

  • Sascha Setzer
  • Dorit Julich
  • Stefan Gäth
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Because mineral phosphorous fertilizers are often loaded with uranium (U), their application could cause a significant U contamination of agricultural soils. In order to predict the mobility and plant availability of U, it is necessary to describe the liquid/solid distribution of U in soils. First results indicate a high adsorption of U onto the soil matrix. Freundlich adsorption coefficients (log Kf) range between 1.3–6.7 and illustrate the different sorption capacity of the investigated soils.

Keywords

Sorption Capacity Fulvic Acid Soil Matrix Sorption Behavior Plant Availability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sascha Setzer
    • 1
  • Dorit Julich
    • 1
  • Stefan Gäth
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources ManagementJustus-Liebig-UniversityGießenGermany

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