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Artifacts in the determination of the binding of americium and europium to an aquatic fulvic acid.

Lead, J. R. and Hamilton-Taylor, J. and Kelly, M. (1996) Artifacts in the determination of the binding of americium and europium to an aquatic fulvic acid. Science of the Total Environment, 177 (1-3). pp. 221-224.

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Abstract

The binding of europium and americium by an aquatic fulvic acid was investigated using an equilibrium ion exchange technique (Schubert's method). The results for europium were consistent with literature data. Americium gave anomalous results for both the Do values (partition coefficient of the metal between the resin and solution phases in the absence of the fulvic acid) and D values (partition coefficient of the metal between the resin and solution phases in the presence of the fulvic acid). The values for americium were unexpectedly low and, in the case of D values, only slightly pH dependent. The cause of the discrepancy was found to be the partial dissolution of the resin or the loss of small colloidal material from the resin. The effects on the europium results were minimal due to the use of lower resin weights and higher metal concentrations.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Science of the Total Environment
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humic material ; Americium ; Europium ; Ion exchange
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22119
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2009 16:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:56
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22119

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