Transport- and surface reaction-controlled SON68 glass dissolution at 30°C and 70°C and pH = 13.7

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We report the modelling and experimental studies of SON68 glass dissolution in hyperalkaline solution (pH = 13.7) at 30 and 70 °C for more than 300 days. In the experiments at 30 °C and the first 100 days at 70 °C, the concentrations of B, Mo, alkalis and even Si showed square root of time dependence indicative of a diffusion-controlled process. At 70 °C fast dissolution resumed after about 100 days due to crystallization of aluminosilicates, and glass dissolution became surface reaction-controlled. For the experiment at 30 °C, a simple model coupling dissolution of the glass and precipitation of secondary phases can also produce a good result for non-conservative elements, such as Ca and Al.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-311
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Geochemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2015

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