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Research Article, J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol S Vol: 0 Issue: 1

Characterization of Uranium in Contaminated Soil from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Slobodan V Jovanovic* and Pujing Pan
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Laboratory, Ontario, Canada
Corresponding author : Slobodan V. Jovanovic
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Laboratory, 3484 Limebank Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 1E1, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 26, 2013 Accepted: November 10, 2013 Published: November 20, 2013
Citation: Jovanovic SV, Pan P (2013) Characterization of Uranium in Contaminated Soil from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol S1. doi:10.4172/2325-9809.S1-003

Abstract

Characterization of Uranium in Contaminated Soil from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Strategies for remediation of soil contaminated with uranium take into account environmental fate, bioavailability and toxicity of uranium, which depend to a large extent on its solubility in water. In general, uranium (IV) is considerably less soluble in water than uranium (VI). When trapped in certain minerals, uranium is less accessible to water, thus more difficult to leach. In this study we developed a method to separate and quantify uranium (IV) and (VI) species by ion chromatography coupled with the inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Keywords: Uranium waste solids; Uranium speciation; Ion Chromatography with Inductive Plasma Mass Spectroscopy; Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy; Contaminated soil; Contaminated soil remediation

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