The sorption behaviour of Ba2+ and Sr2+ cations on granite have been studied under flowing and static conditions in column and batch experiments. Ba-133, Sr-90 and H-3 were used as radio tracers. The retardation factors, R(f) and distribution ratios, R(d), of barium and strontium in column experiments were found to be smaller than those from batch experiments. In both techniques barium was sorbed more strongly on granite than strontium. Sorption energies were found to be in good agreement with literature values.