Complexing metal- and radionuclide-sediment reactions

  • Egbert K. Duursma
  • JoLynn Carroll
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)


Theories on complexation reactions in aquatic suspensions are difficult to model. The thermodynamic conditions of free movement of molecules in solution do not fully exist for molecules attached to particulate matter. Therefore, in order to understand marine systems, a more or less stepwise approach is presented to demonstrate empirically shortcoming of current theories. Using examples from a number of experiments, results are presented which demonstrate complexation, sorption and diffusion reactions which occur in the dissolved and sedimentary compartments.


Marine Sediment Dissolve Organic Matter Ocean Sediment Dialysis Technique Suspension Technique 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Egbert K. Duursma
    • 1
  • JoLynn Carroll
    • 2
  1. 1.Res. Les MargueritesLa TurbieFrance
  2. 2.Marine Environment LaboratoryInternationale Atomic Energy AgencyMonaco

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