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Title: Automated Clean Chemistry for Bulk Analysis of Environmental Swipe Samples - FY17 Year End Report

Abstract

Sample preparation methods for mass spectrometry are being automated using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to shorten lengthy and costly manual chemical purification procedures. This development addresses a serious need in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Network of Analytical Laboratories (IAEA NWAL) to increase efficiency in the Bulk Analysis of Environmental Samples for Safeguards program with a method that allows unattended, overnight operation. In collaboration with Elemental Scientific Inc., the prepFAST-MC2 was designed based on COTS equipment. It was modified for uranium/plutonium separations using renewable columns packed with Eichrom TEVA and UTEVA resins, with a chemical separation method based on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) NWAL chemical procedure. The newly designed prepFAST-SR has had several upgrades compared with the original prepFAST-MC2. Both systems are currently installed in the Ultra-Trace Forensics Science Center at ORNL.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1412043
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/710
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Ticknor, Brian W., Metzger, Shalina C., McBay, Eddy H., Hexel, Cole R., Tevepaugh, Kayron N., and Bostick, Debra A. Automated Clean Chemistry for Bulk Analysis of Environmental Swipe Samples - FY17 Year End Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1412043.
Ticknor, Brian W., Metzger, Shalina C., McBay, Eddy H., Hexel, Cole R., Tevepaugh, Kayron N., & Bostick, Debra A. Automated Clean Chemistry for Bulk Analysis of Environmental Swipe Samples - FY17 Year End Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1412043.
Ticknor, Brian W., Metzger, Shalina C., McBay, Eddy H., Hexel, Cole R., Tevepaugh, Kayron N., and Bostick, Debra A. Thu . "Automated Clean Chemistry for Bulk Analysis of Environmental Swipe Samples - FY17 Year End Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1412043. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1412043.
@article{osti_1412043,
title = {Automated Clean Chemistry for Bulk Analysis of Environmental Swipe Samples - FY17 Year End Report},
author = {Ticknor, Brian W. and Metzger, Shalina C. and McBay, Eddy H. and Hexel, Cole R. and Tevepaugh, Kayron N. and Bostick, Debra A.},
abstractNote = {Sample preparation methods for mass spectrometry are being automated using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to shorten lengthy and costly manual chemical purification procedures. This development addresses a serious need in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Network of Analytical Laboratories (IAEA NWAL) to increase efficiency in the Bulk Analysis of Environmental Samples for Safeguards program with a method that allows unattended, overnight operation. In collaboration with Elemental Scientific Inc., the prepFAST-MC2 was designed based on COTS equipment. It was modified for uranium/plutonium separations using renewable columns packed with Eichrom TEVA and UTEVA resins, with a chemical separation method based on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) NWAL chemical procedure. The newly designed prepFAST-SR has had several upgrades compared with the original prepFAST-MC2. Both systems are currently installed in the Ultra-Trace Forensics Science Center at ORNL.},
doi = {10.2172/1412043},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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