Geochemistry International

, Volume 56, Issue 7, pp 743–749 | Cite as

Fractionation of Colloidal Matter of Stratal Waters during Deep Burial of Radioactive Wastes

  • A. P. NovikovEmail author
  • E. V. Zakharova
  • T. A. Goryachenkova
  • E. V. Kuzovkina
  • A. M. Emel’yanov
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The paper presents ultrafiltration and microscopic study of colloidal matter from radioactive waste disposal site at the Siberian Chemical Plant. It is established that most part of actinides (55–90%) are mainly bonded to colloidal particles, whereas only 20% natural uranium are bonded to >5–µm particles at the background site. In general, the retention of transuranium elements (TUE) from contaminated waters by membranes with pore size from 200 to 5 nm increases with increase of anthropogenic uranium content in water


artificial radionuclides stratal waters radioactive wastes underground disposal colloidal matter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Novikov
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. V. Zakharova
    • 2
  • T. A. Goryachenkova
    • 1
  • E. V. Kuzovkina
    • 1
  • A. M. Emel’yanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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