Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Environmental Geochemistry
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 5: Sorption and Ion Exchange

Overview

Sorption of ions onto mineral surfaces is the most important abiotic mechanism which controls the trace element chemistry of natural waters. Ion exchange equilibria control the dissolved concentrations of major ions such as Ca2+ and Na+.

Objectives

You should be able to outline:

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