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The Radiolytic Oxidation and Reduction of Plutonium

  • Sherman Fried
  • Arnold Friedman
  • J. C. Sullivan
  • Kenneth Nash
  • Donald Cohen
  • Ruth Sjoblom
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

It has been shown on several occasions that all other things being equal, the rate of migration of plutonium through an aquifer is greatly influenced by its oxidation state. It is a reasonable expectation that other actinides exhibiting multiple oxidation states will behave similarly. By and large the more highly charged ions in solution move through rock strata more slowly than those of lesser charge. Thus from comparative experiments on the relative migration rates of Pu(IV) and Pu(III) we would expect Pu(III) to move about 10 times faster than Pu(IV)* and it has been shown Pu02+ moves about 250 times more rapidly than Pu(IV) (1).

Keywords

Alpha Activity Rock Stratum Pseudo First Order Reaction Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Multiple Oxidation State 
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References

  1. 1.
    S. Fried and A. Friedman, Retention of Plutonium(VI) on Los Alamos Tuff Waste Management 76, 206, CONF-761020, Proceedings of the Symposium on Waste Management, Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 3–6, 1976. National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22161.Google Scholar
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    R. G. Dosch and A. W. Lynch, Interaction of Radionuclides with Geomedia Associated with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Site in New Mexico SAND78–0297, June 1978.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    J. M. Cleveland, The Chemistry of Plutonium pp. 38–46, published by the American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, Ill 60520 (1979).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sherman Fried
    • 1
  • Arnold Friedman
    • 1
  • J. C. Sullivan
    • 1
  • Kenneth Nash
    • 1
  • Donald Cohen
    • 1
  • Ruth Sjoblom
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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