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Effect of illite particle shape on cesium sorption

January 1, 1999

Samples containing illite and illite-smectite, having different crystal shapes (plates, “barrels”, and filaments), were selected for sorption experiments with cesium. There is a positive correlation between total surface area and Cs-sorption capacity, but no correlation between total surface area and the distribution coefficient, Kd. Generally Kd increases with the edge surface area, although “hairy” (filamentous) illite does not fit this pattern, possibly because elongation of crystals along one axis reduces the number of specific sorption sites.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1999
Title Effect of illite particle shape on cesium sorption
DOI 10.1346/CCMN.1999.0470610
Authors Pavol Rajec, Vladimír Šucha, Dennis D. Eberl, Jan Środoń, Françoise E. Elsass
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Clays and Clay Minerals
Series Number
Index ID 70020917
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization