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Title: Effects of urban debris material on the extraction chromatographic separation of strontium—part I: steel

An incident involving a radiation dispersal device (RDD) would most likely occur in an urban or metropolitan area. However, the majority of radiochemical separation schemes available have been developed for environmental samples that are not necessarily representative of those found in an urban environment. 90Sr is one of the possible radioisotopes that could be used in an RDD. It is therefore important to find efficient and accurate ways to separate it from debris in the area of deployment. Finally, this research demonstrates that the presence of steel in dissolved samples shows no appreciable interference with extraction chromatographic separations. Instead, it indicates that the separation could actually be improved by the presence of the steel constituents.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  3. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; 2012-DN-130-NF0001
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 314; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Homeland Security (DHS); USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Extraction Chromatography; RDD; Steel; Strontium; interference effects; quantification
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