Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 409–418 | Cite as

Sorption/desorption study of strontium on Ain Oussera soils around the Es-Salam reactor facility

  • Abdelkader BouzidiEmail author
  • Djillali Imessaoudene
  • Abderrahmane Ararem
  • Regadia Aissaoui


Four types of undisturbed soils around the Es-Salam reactor (Algeria) were used to evaluate the sorption behavior of strontium. The batch study was carried out under different experimental conditions. The kinetics were well fited by pseudosecond order model. Soils’s activation energies were 12.37, 14.76, 15.5 and 16.17 kJ mol−1, corresponding to ion-exchange-type sorption. Sorption was exothermic (ΔH° < 0), spontaneous (ΔG° < 0) and favorable at low temperature. Competing cations, particularly Ca2+ reduce the Sr adsorption. Desorption reaction showed a higher value of Sr in the easily extractible phase indicating a relative availability of the element.


Undisturbed soils Sorption Batch Sr Desorption 



This work was supported by the Algerian Atomic Energy Commission. The authors are grateful for the financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de Recherche Nucléaire de BirineAin OusseraAlgeria
  2. 2.Ziane Achour University of DjelfaDjelfaAlgeria

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