Refine your search:     
Report No.
 - 

The Kinetics and mechanism of H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ decomposition at the U$$_{3}$$O$$_{8}$$ surface in bicarbonate solution

McGrady, J.  ; Kumagai, Yuta  ; Watanabe, Masayuki  ; Kirishima, Akira*; Akiyama, Daisuke*; Kitamura, Akira  ; Kimuro, Shingo  

The rate of U release is affected by bicarbonate (HCO$$_{3}$$$$^{-}$$) concentrations in the groundwater, as well as H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ produced by water radiolysis. To understand the dissolution of U$$_{3}$$O$$_{8}$$ by H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ in bicarbonate solution (0.1 - 50 mM), dissolved U concentrations were measured upon H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ addition (300 $$mu$$M) to U$$_{3}$$O$$_{8}$$/bicarbonate mixtures. As the H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ decomposition mechanism is integral to U dissolution, the kinetics and mechanism of H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ decomposition at the U$$_{3}$$O$$_{8}$$ surface was investigated. The dissolution of U increased with bicarbonate concentration which was attributed to a change in the H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ decomposition mechanism from catalytic at low bicarbonate ($$leq$$ 5 mM HCO$$_{3}$$$$^{-}$$) to oxidative at high bicarbonate ($$geq$$ 10 mM HCO$$_{3}$$$$^{-}$$). Catalytic H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ at low bicarbonate was attributed to the formation of an oxidised surface layer.

Accesses

:

- Accesses

InCites™

:

Altmetrics

:

[CLARIVATE ANALYTICS], [WEB OF SCIENCE], [HIGHLY CITED PAPER & CUP LOGO] and [HOT PAPER & FIRE LOGO] are trademarks of Clarivate Analytics, and/or its affiliated company or companies, and used herein by permission and/or license.