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Title: Recovery of germanium-68 from irradiated targets

Abstract

This invention is comprised of a process for selective separation of germanium-68 from proton irradiated molybdenum targets is provided and includes dissolving the molybdenum target in a hydrogen peroxide solution to form a first ion-containing solution, contacting the first ion-containing solution with a cationic resin whereby ions selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, niobium, technetium, selenium,vanadium, arsenic, germanium, zirconium and rubidium remain in a second ion-containing solution while ions selected from the group consisting of rubidium, zinc, beryllium, cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, strontium, yttrium and zirconium are selectively adsorbed by the first resin, adjusting the pH of the second ion-containing solution to within a range of from about 0.7 to about 3.0, adjusting the soluble metal halide concentration in the second ion-containing solution to a level adapted for subsequent separation of germanium, contacting the pH-adjusted, soluble metal halide-containing second ion-containing solution with a dextran-based material whereby germanium ions are separated by the dextran-based material, and recovering the germanium from the dextran-based material, preferably by distillation.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10143264
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7860617
Application Number:
ON: DE94010166; PAN: 7-860,617
Assignee:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; GERMANIUM 68; SEPARATION PROCESSES; DESIGN; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; INVENTIONS; MOLYBDENUM; RESINS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; 400703; RADIOISOTOPE PRODUCTION

Citation Formats

Phillips, D R, Jamriska, Sr, D J, and Hamilton, V T. Recovery of germanium-68 from irradiated targets. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Phillips, D R, Jamriska, Sr, D J, & Hamilton, V T. Recovery of germanium-68 from irradiated targets. United States.
Phillips, D R, Jamriska, Sr, D J, and Hamilton, V T. Thu . "Recovery of germanium-68 from irradiated targets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10143264.
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abstractNote = {This invention is comprised of a process for selective separation of germanium-68 from proton irradiated molybdenum targets is provided and includes dissolving the molybdenum target in a hydrogen peroxide solution to form a first ion-containing solution, contacting the first ion-containing solution with a cationic resin whereby ions selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, niobium, technetium, selenium,vanadium, arsenic, germanium, zirconium and rubidium remain in a second ion-containing solution while ions selected from the group consisting of rubidium, zinc, beryllium, cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, strontium, yttrium and zirconium are selectively adsorbed by the first resin, adjusting the pH of the second ion-containing solution to within a range of from about 0.7 to about 3.0, adjusting the soluble metal halide concentration in the second ion-containing solution to a level adapted for subsequent separation of germanium, contacting the pH-adjusted, soluble metal halide-containing second ion-containing solution with a dextran-based material whereby germanium ions are separated by the dextran-based material, and recovering the germanium from the dextran-based material, preferably by distillation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {12}
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