1.1 This test method covers the determination of distribution ratios of chemical species for site-specific geological media by a batch sorption technique. It is a short-term laboratory method primarily intended for ionic species subject to migration in granular porous material, and the application of the results to long-term field behavior is not known. Distribution ratios for radionuclides in selected geomedia are commonly determined for the purpose of assessing potential migratory behavior at waste repositories. This test method is also applicable to studies of intrusion waters and for parametric studies of the effects of variables and of mechanisms which determine the measured distribution ratios.
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