The effect of mineral composition on the sorption of cesium ions on geological formations

József Kónya, Noémi M. Nagy, Zoltán Nemes

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The sorption of cesium-137 on rock samples, mainly on clay rocks, is determined as a function of the mineral composition of the rocks. A relation between the mineral groups (tectosilicates, phyllosilicates, clay minerals, carbonates) and their cesium sorption properties is shown. A linear model is constructed by which the distribution coefficients of the different minerals can be calculated from the mineral composition and the net distribution coefficient of the rock. On the basis of the distribution coefficients of the minerals the cesium sorption properties of other rocks can be predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of colloid and interface science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2005



  • Bentonites
  • Cesium-137
  • Mineral composition
  • Rocks
  • Sorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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