SREL Reprint #2211




Molecular Characterization of Cr Phases in Contaminated Soils by Cr and Fe EXAFS: A Tool for Evaluating Chemical Remediation Strategies

K.M. Kemner*', D.B. Hunter**, E.J. Gall**, P.M. Bertsch**, J.P. Kirkland*** and W.T. Elam*

* Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6685, Washington DC 20375, U S.A.
** Advanced Analytical Center for Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Georgia/SREL, Aiken SC, U SA
*** SFA Inc., Landover MD, USA.


Abstract. The successful remediation of Cr contaminated soils via chemical reduction and stabilization of soluble. toxic CR(VI) species to insoluble CR(III) species relies on the long term leachability and reoxidation of reduced Cr compounds. Infor a ion of Cr chemical environments is invaluable for evaluating the efficiency of proposed stabilization technologies. We describe a matrix of Fe and Cr K-edge EXAFS data on synthetic model compounds that have been used to identify different Fe and Cr local environments of two soil samples.

SREL Reprint #2211

Kemner, K.M., D.B. Hunter, E.J. Gall, P.M. Bertsch, J.P. Kirkland, and W.T. Elam. 1997. Molecular characterization of Cr phases in contaminated soils by Cr and Fe EXAFS: A tool for evaluating chemical remediation strategies. Journal de Physique IV France 7:811-812.

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