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Kinetics and mechanisms of metal sorption at the mineral-water interface
Abstract: The rates and mechanisms of sorption reactions at the mineral/water interface are critical in determining the mobility, speciation, and bioavailability of metals in aqueous and terrestrial environments. This chapter discusses nonequilibrium aspects of metal sorption at the mineral/water interface, with emphasis on confirmation of slow sorption mechanisms using molecular approaches. It is shown that there is often a continuum between sorption processes, viz, diffusion, sites of varying energy states, and nucleation of secondary phases. For example, recent molecular level in-situ studies have shown that metal