Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444893819

Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Volume 1

1st Edition

Authors: J. Fuger R.J. Lemire A.B. Muller C. Nguyen-Trung Cregu R.J.M. Konings H. Wanner I. Grenthe
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444893819
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 27th March 1992
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Table of Contents

I. Introduction. Background. Focus of the review. Review procedure and results. The NEA-TDB data base system. Presentation of the selected data. II. Standards and Conventions. Symbols, terminology and nomenclature. Units and conversion factors. Standard and reference conditions. Fundamental physical constants. III. Selected Uranium Data. IV. Selected Auxiliary Data. V. Discussion of Data Selection. Elemental uranium. Aqua ions. Oxide, hydride and hydroxide species. VI. Discussion of Auxiliary Data Selection. Reference list. Authors list. Formula list. Discussion of selected references. Ionic strength corrections. Assigned uncertainties. The estimation of entropies.


This volume provides a comprehensive overview on the chemical thermodynamics of those elements that are of particular importance in the safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal systems. This is the first volume in a series of critical reviews to be published on this subject. The book provides an extensive compilation of chemical thermodynamic data for uranium. A description of procedures for activity corrections and uncertainty estimates is given. A critical discussion of data needed for nuclear waste management assessments, including areas where significant gaps of knowledge exist is presented. A detailed inventory of chemical thermodynamic data for inorganic compounds and complexes of uranium is listed. Data and their uncertainty limits are recommended for 74 aqueous complexes and 199 solid and 31 gaseous compounds containing uranium, and on 52 aqueous and 17 solid auxiliary species containing no uranium. The data are internally consistent and compatible with the CODATA Key Values. The book contains a detailed discussion of procedures used for activity factor corrections in aqueous solution, as well as including methods for making uncertainty estimates. The recommended data have been prepared for use in environmental geochemistry. Containing contributions written by experts the chapters cover various subject areas such as: oxide and hydroxide compounds and complexes; the uranium nitrides; the solid uranium nitrates and the arsenic-containing uranium compounds; uranates; procedures for consistent estimation of entropies; gaseous and solid uranium halides; gaseous uranium oxides; solid phosphorus-containing uranium compounds; alkali metal uranates; uncertainties, standards and conventions; aqueous complexes; uranium minerals dealing with solubility products and ionic strength corrections. The book is intended for nuclear research establishments and consulting firms dealing with uranium mining and nuclear waste disposal, as well as academic and research institutes.


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C. Nguyen-Trung Cregu Author

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The Netherlands

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Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden