Diffusion of Sr, Cs, Co and I in argillaceous rock as studied by radiotracers

P. Mell, J. Megyeri, L. Riess, Z. Máthé, G. Hámos, K. Lázár

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Diffusions of 85Sr, 137Cs, 60Co and 125I radionuclides have been studied in borecore samples from Boda siltstone/claystone formation (BCF) under ambient and in situ conditions. In-diffusion (85Sr, 137Cs, 60Co and 125I) and through-diffusion measurements (125I) were performed at ambient conditions, and for iodine, in-diffusion measurements were also carried out at in situ conditions (100 bar, 50°C). In the case of cationic species carrier-containing solutions were also applied. 60Co was detected only in the first slice of borecore at each sample, while 137Cs was detected also in the first-, second- and third slices according to the concentration-increase of inactive carrier. Among the investigated cations, 85Sr exhibited the fastest diffusion rate with 2.7-6.0·10-12 m2/s apparent diffusivity values. In the course of in-diffusion measurements 4.7·10-11 m 2/s during through-diffusion investigations 1.4-1.6·10 -12 m2/s and at in situ conditions 5.0-8.0·10 -12 m2/s apparent diffusivities were obtained for 125I. Modest sorption of 125I can also be deduced from the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-417
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - máj. 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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