Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 954–958 | Cite as

Sorption of caesium, strontium and europium ions on clay minerals

  • S. A. Adeleye
  • P. G. Clay
  • M. O. A. Oladipo


Batch experiments have been performed to study the sorption and transport properties of Cs+, Sr2+ and Eu3+ on different clay minerals already established to be predominantly kaolinite and montmorillonite. The uptake of these radionuclides increases in the order Cs<Sr<Eu. This trend agrees perfectly with the overall sequence in ion-exchange equilibria.


Polymer Clay Europium Radionuclide Montmorillonite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Adeleye
    • 1
  • P. G. Clay
    • 1
  • M. O. A. Oladipo
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Energy Research and TrainingAhmadu Bello UniversityZariaNigeria

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