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Title: Colorimetric detection of uranium in water

Abstract

Disclosed are methods, materials and systems that can be used to determine qualitatively or quantitatively the level of uranium contamination in water samples. Beneficially, disclosed systems are relatively simple and cost-effective. For example, disclosed systems can be utilized by consumers having little or no training in chemical analysis techniques. Methods generally include a concentration step and a complexation step. Uranium concentration can be carried out according to an extraction chromatographic process and complexation can chemically bind uranium with a detectable substance such that the formed substance is visually detectable. Methods can detect uranium contamination down to levels even below the MCL as established by the EPA.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Clemson, SC
  2. Piedmont, SC
  3. Evans, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Clemson University Research Foundation (Anderson, SC); Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1039753
Patent Number(s):
8133740
Application Number:
12/543,856
Assignee:
Clemson University Research Foundation (Anderson, SC); Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER64411
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

DeVol, Timothy A, Hixon, Amy E, and DiPrete, David P. Colorimetric detection of uranium in water. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
DeVol, Timothy A, Hixon, Amy E, & DiPrete, David P. Colorimetric detection of uranium in water. United States.
DeVol, Timothy A, Hixon, Amy E, and DiPrete, David P. Tue . "Colorimetric detection of uranium in water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1039753.
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