Chemistry of Radioactive Cesium in the Hydrosphere and in the Geosphere

  title={Chemistry of Radioactive Cesium in the Hydrosphere and in the Geosphere},
  author={Κ. H. Lieser and Thomas Steinkopff},
Cesium is sorbed with relatively high selectivity by clay minerals. Accordingly, in groundwaters Cs is found in high amounts in suspended matter or in colloids, if these consist of or contain clay minerals. The sorption of Cs in sediments is also mainly determined by the presence of clay minerals and the sorption ratio at low salinity is found to be roughly proportional to the clay content in the sediments. Furthermore, with the same sediment the sorption ratio is inversily proportional to the… 

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