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Physico-chemical controls on artificial radionuclides in soil

Livens, F.R.; Rimmer, D.L.. 1988 Physico-chemical controls on artificial radionuclides in soil. Soil Use and Management, 4 (3). 63-69. 10.1111/j.1475-2743.1988.tb00738.x

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Abstract/Summary

Radionuclides in the environment come from a wide range of sources, some natural and some artificial. Their biogeochemical behaviour is influenced both by their own physico-chemical properties and by those of the soil with which they interact. The source of the radionuclides is important, as are any changes in physico-chemical characteristics that occur during transport and deposition. Once in the soil further reactions can occur as the radionuclides equilibrate. These include immobilization by ion exchange and precipitation and remobilization by complexing and dissolution. Land management and environmental changes that alter conditions in the soil result in changes in the interactions of radionuclides with the soil and thereby to changes in mobility in the soil.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1475-2743.1988.tb00738.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0266-0032
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 11 Apr 2013 13:06 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/21327

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