Separation and collection of iodine, sulfur, and phosphorous anion complexes for subsequent radiochemical analysis

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We developed a method to separate anion complexes of sulfur, iodine, and phosphorus to enable determination by radiochemical techniques. This method involves ion chromatographic separation of the anion complexes from other highly emitting radioactive species such as cesium-137 and strontium-90 which interfere with radiochemical analysis. We essentially use the ion chromatograph as a sample pretreatment method. The samples are injected onto a cation exchange column which allows the anions to pass through while retaining the positively charged species. These anions are collected in the column effluent and measured by nuclear counting methods. The method was developed to enable measurement of ... continued below

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Ekechukwu, A.A. & Dewberry, R.A. December 31, 1996.

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We developed a method to separate anion complexes of sulfur, iodine, and phosphorus to enable determination by radiochemical techniques. This method involves ion chromatographic separation of the anion complexes from other highly emitting radioactive species such as cesium-137 and strontium-90 which interfere with radiochemical analysis. We essentially use the ion chromatograph as a sample pretreatment method. The samples are injected onto a cation exchange column which allows the anions to pass through while retaining the positively charged species. These anions are collected in the column effluent and measured by nuclear counting methods. The method was developed to enable measurement of trace radionuclides in radioactive waste and in environmental samples. Trace radionuclides which are present in concentrations of only a few hundred disintegrations per minute per milliliter can be separated and then analyzed using liquid scintillation counting analysis. This paper establishes the separation and collection protocol, collection efficiencies for sulfur, iodine, and phosphorus anion standards, and overall efficiencies and detection limits for the separation and subsequent radiochemical analysis of iodine-129 from both environmental level and high salt waste samples.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97060157

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  • 8. emerging technologies in hazardous waste management, Birmingham, AL (United States), 9-12 Sep 1996

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  • Other: DE97060157
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0151-Rev.1
  • Report No.: CONF-9609186--2
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 525052
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696360

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Ekechukwu, A.A. & Dewberry, R.A. Separation and collection of iodine, sulfur, and phosphorous anion complexes for subsequent radiochemical analysis, article, December 31, 1996; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696360/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.