Modeling the sorption of Np(V) on Na-montmorillonite – effects of pH, ionic strength and CO2
Results from batch type experiments were modeled using the 2 SPNE SC/CE model developed by Bradbury and Baeyens. This work focused on the applicability of this model to the sorption of Np(V) on Na-montmorillonite under high saline conditions (0.1–3.0 M NaCl) in the pH range of 2–10 and in the presence of dissolved CO2 (p(CO2) = 10−3.3 atm). Under ambient air conditions two additional surface complexation species had to be taken into account, which are ternary species involving one carbonate ligand (≡SONpO2(CO3)2−, ≡SONpO2(CO3)Na−). The gained set of complexation parameters was successfully tested over a wide range of Np(V) concentrations (10−4 to 10−12 M) under Ar atmosphere and ambient air condition.
Document Type: Research Article
Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,
Publication date: July 26, 2019