Radiation effects on a zeolite ion exchanger and a pollucite

Sridhar Komarneni, G. L. Palau, K. S.S. Pillay

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Cation exchange capacity and selective Cs and Sr ion sorption measurements were found to be too insensitive to detect radiation effects on irradiated Ionsiv-IE-95 zeolite. However, leaching the zeolite while under γ-irradiation caused a modest increase in the desorption of exchangeable ions. Gamma-irradiation and subsequent leaching of a natural pollucite also slightly enhanced the leachability of this material. The increased desorption of ions from the zeolite and the enhanced leachability of the pollucite are apparently caused by a decrease in pH due to the generation of acidic species during irradiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear and Chemical Waste Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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