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Distribution coefficients of iodine and tin on granodiorite and tuffaceous sandstone specimens

Hemmi, Ko; Yamaguchi, Tetsuji ; Iida, Yoshihisa 

Iodine and tin are important elements in performance assessment of geological disposal of radioactive wastes. Sorption experiments of iodine were carried out under varying nitrate concentration with a range of 0 to 5 mol dm$$^{-3}$$ at neutral pH range in order to determine the distribution coefficient of iodine was zero or non-zero value. The experimental results with estimated statistical errors showed non-zero values for tuffaceous sandstone except for NaNO$$_{3}$$ concentration 0.5 mol dm$$^{-3}$$. Non-zero values were also obtained under NaNO$$_{3}$$ concentrations higher than 0.5 mol dm$$^{-3}$$ for granodiorite. Sorption experiments of tin were carried out at high pH range in order to check whether the distribution coefficient of tin decreases significantly with pH as a result of formation of anionic hydrolysis species of tin. The distribution coefficients of tin on granodiorite decreased from 9.79$$times$$10$$^{-2}$$ m$$^{3}$$ kg$$^{-1}$$ at pH10.4 to 2.46$$times$$10$$^{-3}$$ m$$^{3}$$ kg$$^{-1}$$ at pH12.4. The distribution coefficient of tin on tuffaceous sandstone was about one order of magnitude higher (about 2$$times$$10$$^{-2}$$ m$$^{3}$$ kg$$^{-1}$$) than that of granodiorite at pH around 12.4.

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