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Coca-Cola for determining bioaccessible uranium in contaminated mine soils


Lottermoser, BG and Schnug, E and Haneklaus, S, Coca-Cola for determining bioaccessible uranium in contaminated mine soils, The New Uranium Mining Boom, Springer, B Merkel, M Schipek (ed), Germany, pp. 493-498. ISBN 978-3-642-22121-7 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22122-4_57


There is an increasing need for low-cost soil testing procedures that accurately determine the bioaccessibility of metals in contaminated land. This study demonstrates that the use of Coca-Cola Classic® in single extraction tests provides an excel.lent indication of bioaccessible U in contaminated mine soils. Moreover, soft drinks are superior in terms of availability, costs, preparation and disposal compared to traditional chemicals (e.g. DTPA). Coca-Cola® extraction rests may be used for environmental impact assessments of U mine sites, nuclear fuel processing plants and waste storage and disposal facilities.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Geology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Objective Field:Primary mining and extraction of minerals not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lottermoser, BG (Professor Bernd Lottermoser)
ID Code:119393
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Office of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-31
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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