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The Aqueous Chemistry of Polonium and the Practical Application of its Thermochemistry

  • ID: 4790367
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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To be able to predict the behavior of polonium and develop effective methods for its removal or control, it is necessary to acquire an understanding of its aqueous speciation and thermochemistry. The Aqueous Chemistry of Polonium and the Practical Application of Its Thermochemistry helps readers gain such knowledge, providing a thermochemical database and derived pH-potential diagrams to help give a better understanding of polonium behavior.

Beginning with an introduction to Polonium and its physical and chemical properties, it goes on to provide a detailed overview of its chemical thermodynamics. The pH-Potential Diagrams for Polonium and information on their use in practical applications follows, supported by a detailed set of case studies.

Drawing on the knowledge of its expert authors The Aqueous Chemistry of Polonium and the Practical Application of Its Thermochemistry provides key insight for those working with polonium across a range of different fields, from mining industry professionals and analytical chemists to environmental remediation scientists.

  • Provides a unique, detailed review of Polonium chemistry
  • Presents pH-potential diagrams for Polonium and case studies showing their use in practice
  • Reviews the practical use of Polonium in a range of different applications
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1. Introduction to Polonium
2. Physical and Chemical Properties of Polonium
3. Chemical Thermodynamics of Polonium
4. The pH-Potential Diagram for Polonium
5. The Use of pH-Potential Diagrams in Practical Applications
6. Conclusions
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Brown, Susan A.
Susan Brown is a Senior Radiochemist within ANSTO's Minerals business unit, where she leads the radiochemistry group providing radioanalytical expertise and support to projects. Susan has over 30 years' experience in the field of radiochemistry and has extensive knowledge and understanding of radioactivity and the radioanalytical techniques used for the measurement of naturally occurring radioactivity (NORM). Additionally, Susan has expertise in the deportment of radioactivity in a wide range of mineral processing circuits, waste management, product quality, regulatory and WHS.
Brown, Paul L.
Paul Brown is a Chief Geochemist in the Growth and Innovation group of Rio Tinto in Australia. He previously was a Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sustainability and Industry Research Centre and a Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wollongong in Australia.
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