On the sequential separation and quantification of 237Np, 241Am, thorium, plutonium, and uranium isotopes in environmental and urine samples

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Abstract

The implementation of the one-pass-through separation technique using two stacked chromatography columns of TEVA – TRU resins for the separation of 237Np, 241Am, thorium, plutonium and uranium from environmental and urine samples was investigated. The sequential separation technique proved to be successful and gave similar results to those obtained when using individual separations. The analysis time was considerably improved. The amount of chemical waste was also reduced by 50% and the use of HClO4 was avoided. The technique of ICP-MS was also investigated as a complementary technique to alpha-spectrometry.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-460
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume134
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018
EventICRM 2017 - Buenos Aires,, Argentina

Keywords

  • Actinides in environmental samples, Actinides in urine samples, ICP-MS, Alpha-particle spectrometry

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