By Prof. Dr. Egbert K. Duursma, Dr. JoLynn Carroll (auth.), Prof. Dr. Egbert K. Duursma, Dr. JoLynn Carroll (eds.)
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For a number of cases, this can be approached by theoretical means, however only when equilibria and stability constants are known. Remark: For students with experience in computer modelling, the aboveshown approach can be easily modeled. ,s (Sioud, 1994), from simply shaking a suspension for a short period, spiked with a chemical, to much more sophisticated ones. , needs to be determined. Designing the experiment with the purpose in mind is essential, because the time scales of the processes being studied may differ from hours to thousand of years.
Processes and equilibria between compartments 9 A B 7 6 ~ 5 CI 0 4 3 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 log S (mgl- ' ) Fig. 13A. Percentage of substance in solution for different ~s (gig) and quantities of PM in suspension (Duursma and Bewers 1986). An example to emphasize the value of data on suspended matter concentrations to ~ determinations is that of plutonium, being discharged from the reprocessing plants of Sellafield (Irish Sea) and La Hague (English Channel). 1 and chapter 8), suggesting that transport was likely through dissolved Pu, even though the ~ for Pu is 104_106• 100 - 80 c: 0 ::J 60 0 '"c: 40 ~ 20 log S (mgr') Fig.
16). 15) produces the relationship presented in Fig. 12A. For smaller values of ~/r, which occur for smaller grain sizes, the A(~/~bl) approaches 1, which means ~ approaches (I/A)~bl' Supposing ~bl/A is almost constant, Kd is highest for smallest particles (of identical composition). e. clay-minerals is not a priori the same for all grain-size fractions (Fig. 12B). m 10• Co 10' Cs ~ Fe ~co % weight \ 10 2 100 80 60 Q) 10' 40 10° 20 10" - L: Cl ~ ~ 0 <4 4-8 8-16 16-32 32-64 >64 Grain size (11m) Fig.
Environmental Compartments: Equilibria and Assessment of Processes Between Air, Water, Sediments and Biota by Prof. Dr. Egbert K. Duursma, Dr. JoLynn Carroll (auth.), Prof. Dr. Egbert K. Duursma, Dr. JoLynn Carroll (eds.)