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Einfluss von HS auf die U(VI) Sorption an Kaolinit: TRLFS-Untersuchungen

Krepelova, A.; Sachs, S.; Brendler, V.; Baumann, N.

Understanding the migration behavior of actinides is important for the reliable long-term risk assessment of potential nuclear waste repositories. Humic acids (HA) comprise an important part of natural organic materials. HA are soluble in the pH range of natural waters and have the ability for complex and colloid formation. Due to these properties HA can affect the speciation of actinide ions, and therefore, their migration in the environment. In the present study we investigated the influence of HA on the U(VI) sorption onto kaolinite.
We used time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS) in order to characterize the species of U(VI) adsorbed onto kaolinite in the absence and presence of HA. Two adsorbed U(VI) surface species on kaolinite were identified in the pH range of pH 5.0 to pH 8.5. Obtained results help to improve the understanding of the geochemical interactions of hexavalent actinides in environment.

Keywords: U(VI); Humic Acid; TRLFS; Adsorption

  • Lecture (others)
    PSI/LES - FZD/IR Meeting, 05.-06.10.2006, Dresden, Germany

Publ.-Id: 9040