EQUILIBRIUM SORPTION OF COBALT, CESIUM AND STRONTIUM ON BANDELIER TUFF: ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE MATHEMATICAL MODELING. Conference

cited authors

  • Polzer, WL; Fuentes, HR; Essington, EH; Roensch, FR

fiu authors

abstract

  • Sorption isotherms are derived from batch equilibrium data for cobalt, cesium and strontium on Bandelier Tuff. Experiments were conducted at an average temperature of 23 degree C and equilibrium was defined at 48 hours. The solute concentrations ranged from 0 to 500 mg/L. The radioactive isotopes **6**0Co, **1**3**7Cs, and **8**5Sr were used to trace the sorption of the stable solutes. The Linear, Langmuir, Freundlich and a Modified Freundlich isotherm equations are evaluated. The Modified Freundlich isotherm equation is validated as a preferred general mathematical tool for representing the sorption of the three solutes.

publication date

  • December 1, 1985

start page

  • 167

end page

  • 173

volume

  • 3