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Effect of illite particle shape on cesium sorption

Clays and Clay Minerals

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Abstract

Samples containing illite and illite-smectite, having different crystal shapes (plates, "barrels", and filaments), were selected for sorption experiments with cesium. There is a positive correlation between total surface area and Cs-sorption capacity, but no correlation between total surface area and the distribution coefficient, Kd. Generally Kd increases with the edge surface area, although "hairy" (filamentous) illite does not fit this pattern, possibly because elongation of crystals along one axis reduces the number of specific sorption sites.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effect of illite particle shape on cesium sorption
Series title:
Clays and Clay Minerals
Volume
47
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Clays and Clay Minerals
First page:
755
Last page:
760