The Effect of Initial Iron Concentration and pH on the Radiolytic Formation of ?-FeOOH
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2012 June 12

Presented at:
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2012 June 12
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
CNS/CNA Student Conference 2012

Thomas Sutherland (UWO )
Pam Yakabuskie (UWO )
Clara Wren (UWO )


The formation of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles under gamma irradiation is a process in the infancy of its understanding. Herein we present work to describe how initial iron concentration and pH impact the growth of radiolytically formed nanoparticles. These results can be used to better understand the activity transport processes occurring within a reactor environment which may pose both environmental and safety concerns. Preliminary results suggest that the final particle size is proportional to the initial dissolved iron concentration, while experiments probing the effect of solution pH are ongoing.

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