Treatment of uranium-contaminated waters using organic-based permeable reactive barriers
Article first published online: 14 APR 2006
© 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Federal Facilities Environmental Journal
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 19–35, Spring 2006
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England, E. C. (2006), Treatment of uranium-contaminated waters using organic-based permeable reactive barriers. Fedl. Fac. Environ. J., 17: 19–35. doi: 10.1002/ffej.20078
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A literature review and screening study suggest the feasibility of using low-cost organic materials within a permeable reactive barrier (PRB) to treat ura-nium-contaminated water. Natural peat deposits remove and sequester ura-nium from ground water under certain geochemical conditions while several species of bacteria, including Desulfovibrio desulfuricans precipitate soluble uranium from solution. Cation exchange capacities were measured for saw-dust and peat, materials to be used in construction of a small-scale PRB. Re-sults of a literature review and the cation exchange capacity measurements suggest that organic materials, such as peat, can be used to remove soluble uranium from contaminated water. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.