Effects of redox conditions of water on Pu and Cm leaching from waste glass

Y. Inagaki, A. Sakai, H. Furuya, K. Idemitsu, T. Arima, T. Banba, T. Maeda, S. Matsumoto, Y. Tamura

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Static corrosion tests were performed on the simulated waste glass doped with Pu and Cm (PuO2; 0.22wt%, Cm2O3; 0.09%) in deionized water at 90 °C with S/V ratio of 2600 m-1 under oxidizing and reducing conditions, respectively. The corrosion tests under oxidizing conditions were performed in air, while the corrosion tests under reducing conditions were performed in an airtight stainless steel container purged with mixed gas (Ar+5%H2), where the Eh of the solution was maintained at approximately -0.45 V vs SHE. The results showed that the redox conditions have no remarkable influence on the leaching behavior of Pu and Cm. It was also observed that the Pu and Cm concentrations in the 1.8 nm filtered solutions were one or two orders of magnitude lower than those in the 450 nm filtered solutions under both redox conditions, which suggests that the insoluble suspended fractions (colloidal particles) with the size from 1.8 nm to 450 nm are dominant phase for Pu and Cm in the solution under both redox conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)[d]213-220
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 6 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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