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Title: Using Sr Resin with mixed acid matrices

Abstract

Here, the quantification of radioactive material dispersed following the release of 90Sr, whether accidental or intentional, would be of high importance. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible that the contaminated materials would need to be completely digested prior to quantification. Many sample matrices require a mixture of different acids be employed to achieve total dissolution. Unfortunately, one the most common approaches for the separation of strontium, extraction chromatography with Sr Resin, has only been fully characterized in pure mineral acid solutions. This work shows that Sr Resin can be used effectively with high concentration mixtures of nitric and hydrochloric acids in the presence or absence of hydrofluoric acid, thereby potentially negating the need for conversion to a pure mineral acid matrix.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  3. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U. S. Department of Homeland Security - Domestic Nuclear Detection Office; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1436465
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 316; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Extraction chromatography; Mixed acids; Quantification; Sr Resin; Strontium

Citation Formats

McLain, Derek R., Liu, Christine, and Sudowe, Ralf. Using Sr Resin with mixed acid matrices. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-018-5778-4.
McLain, Derek R., Liu, Christine, & Sudowe, Ralf. Using Sr Resin with mixed acid matrices. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-018-5778-4.
McLain, Derek R., Liu, Christine, and Sudowe, Ralf. Fri . "Using Sr Resin with mixed acid matrices". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-018-5778-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436465.
@article{osti_1436465,
title = {Using Sr Resin with mixed acid matrices},
author = {McLain, Derek R. and Liu, Christine and Sudowe, Ralf},
abstractNote = {Here, the quantification of radioactive material dispersed following the release of 90Sr, whether accidental or intentional, would be of high importance. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible that the contaminated materials would need to be completely digested prior to quantification. Many sample matrices require a mixture of different acids be employed to achieve total dissolution. Unfortunately, one the most common approaches for the separation of strontium, extraction chromatography with Sr Resin, has only been fully characterized in pure mineral acid solutions. This work shows that Sr Resin can be used effectively with high concentration mixtures of nitric and hydrochloric acids in the presence or absence of hydrofluoric acid, thereby potentially negating the need for conversion to a pure mineral acid matrix.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-018-5778-4},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 2,
volume = 316,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Batch study results for different ratios of HNO3:HCl, which were then diluted to various total acid concentrations.

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