Elution behavior of strontium from zeolite columns with inorganic salt and EDTA solutions

Hitoshi Mimura, Kenichi Akiba

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The elution behavior of Sr sorbed on zeolite columns was investigated in connection with the distribution coefficient Kd between desired zeolites and aqueous solutions. The Kd values decreased with increasing concentrations of coexisting inorganic cations and EDTA. The retention volume VR on zeolite column was predicted from the Kd value. An EDTA solution was desirable for the quantitative elution of sorbed Sr from the column owing to the low Kd value reduced by complex formation with EDTA. The column efficiency and the elution percentage were improved with increasing temperature and decreasing flow rate. The structure of zeolite A remained unaltered after the repetitive use as the column packing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-142
Number of pages7
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Feb


  • Column efficiency
  • Complex formation
  • Concentration dependence
  • Distribution coefficient
  • Edta
  • Elution behavior
  • Inorganic cations
  • Retention volume
  • Strontium
  • Temperature dependence
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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