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dc.contributor.authorOchs, Men_AU
dc.contributor.authorDavis, JAen_AU
dc.contributor.authorOlin, Men_AU
dc.contributor.authorPayne, TEen_AU
dc.contributor.authorTweed, CJen_AU
dc.contributor.authorAskarieh, MMen_AU
dc.contributor.authorAltmann, Sen_AU
dc.identifier.citationOchs, M., Davis, J. A., Olin, M., Payne, T. E., Tweed, C. J., Askarieh, M. M., & Altmann, S. (2006). Use of thermodynamic sorption models to derive radionuclide K-d values for performance assessment: selected results and recommendations of the NEA sorption project. Radiochimica Acta, 94(9-11), 779-785. doi:10.1524/ract.2006.94.9-11.779en_AU
dc.description.abstractFor the safe final disposal and/or long-term storage of radioactive wastes, deep or near-surface underground repositories are being considered world-wide. A central safety feature is the prevention, or sufficient retardation, of radionuclide (RN) migration to the biosphere. To this end, radionuclide sorption is one of the most important processes. Decreasing the uncertainty in radionuclide sorption may contribute significantly to reducing the overall uncertainty of a performance assessment (PA). For PA, sorption is typically characterised by distribution coefficients (K-d values). The conditional nature of Kd requires different estimates of this parameter for each set of geochemical conditions of potential relevance in a RN's migration pathway. As it is not feasible to measure sorption for every set of conditions, the derivation of K-d for PA must rely on data derived from representative model systems. As a result, uncertainty in Kd is largely caused by the need to derive values for conditions not explicitly addressed in experiments. The recently concluded NEA Sorption Project [1] showed that thermodynamic sorption models (TSMs) are uniquely suited to derive Kd as a function of conditions, because they allow a direct coupling of sorption with variable solution chemistry and mineralogy in a thermodynamic framework. The results of the project enable assessment of the suitability of various TSM approaches for PA-relevant applications as well as of the potential and limitations of TSMs to model RN sorption in complex systems. © 2006, Oldenbourg Verlagen_AU
dc.publisherOldenbourg Verlagen_AU
dc.subjectRadioactive wastesen_AU
dc.titleUse of thermodynamic sorption models to derive radionuclide Κd values for performance assessment: selected results and recommendations of the NEA sorption projecten_AU
dc.typeJournal Articleen_AU
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