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Title: Using Sr Resin with mixed acid matrices

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.
 [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)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 316; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
U. S. Department of Homeland Security - Domestic Nuclear Detection Office; USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Extraction chromatography; Mixed acids; Quantification; Sr Resin; Strontium
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