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Title: Rapid Column Extraction method for SoilRapid Column Extraction method for Soil

Abstract

The analysis of actinides in environmental soil and sediment samples is very important for environmental monitoring as well as for emergency preparedness. A new, rapid actinide separation method has been developed and implemented that provides total dissolution of large soil samples, high chemical recoveries and effective removal of matrix interferences. This method uses stacked TEVA Resin{reg_sign}, TRU Resin{reg_sign} and DGA-Resin{reg_sign} cartridges from Eichrom Technologies (Darien, IL, USA) that allows the rapid separation of plutonium (Pu) neptunium (Np), uranium (U), americium (Am), and curium (Cm) using a single multi-stage column combined with alpha spectrometry. The method combines a rapid fusion step for total dissolution to dissolve refractory analytes and matrix removal using cerium fluoride precipitation to remove the difficult soil matrix. By using vacuum box cartridge technology with rapid flow rates, sample preparation time is minimized.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
881493
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2005-00664
TRN: US200613%%470
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACTINIDES; ALPHA SPECTROSCOPY; AMERICIUM; CERIUM FLUORIDES; CURIUM; DISSOLUTION; FLOW RATE; MONITORING; NEPTUNIUM; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; REMOVAL; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Maxwell, Sherrod, L. III, and Culligan, Brian K.. Rapid Column Extraction method for SoilRapid Column Extraction method for Soil. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Maxwell, Sherrod, L. III, & Culligan, Brian K.. Rapid Column Extraction method for SoilRapid Column Extraction method for Soil. United States.
Maxwell, Sherrod, L. III, and Culligan, Brian K.. Mon . "Rapid Column Extraction method for SoilRapid Column Extraction method for Soil". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/881493.
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abstractNote = {The analysis of actinides in environmental soil and sediment samples is very important for environmental monitoring as well as for emergency preparedness. A new, rapid actinide separation method has been developed and implemented that provides total dissolution of large soil samples, high chemical recoveries and effective removal of matrix interferences. This method uses stacked TEVA Resin{reg_sign}, TRU Resin{reg_sign} and DGA-Resin{reg_sign} cartridges from Eichrom Technologies (Darien, IL, USA) that allows the rapid separation of plutonium (Pu) neptunium (Np), uranium (U), americium (Am), and curium (Cm) using a single multi-stage column combined with alpha spectrometry. The method combines a rapid fusion step for total dissolution to dissolve refractory analytes and matrix removal using cerium fluoride precipitation to remove the difficult soil matrix. By using vacuum box cartridge technology with rapid flow rates, sample preparation time is minimized.},
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year = {Mon Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2005},
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