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Title: Optimization of SHINE Process: Design and Verification of Plant-Scale AG 1 Anion-Exchange Concentration Column and Titania Sorbent Pretreatment

Argonne National Laboratory has developed a Mo-recovery and -purification system for the SHINE medical technologies process, which uses a uranyl sulfate solution for the accelerator-driven production of Mo-99. The objective of this effort is to reduce the processing time for the acidification of the Mo-99 product prior to loading onto a concentration column and concentration of the Mo-99 product solution. Two methods were investigated: (1) the replacement of the titania concentration column by an anion-exchange column to decrease processing time and increase the radioiodine-decontamination efficiency and (2) pretreatment of the titania sorbent to improve its effectiveness for the Mo-recovery and -concentration columns. Promising results are reported for both methods.
Authors:
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1314088
Report Number(s):
ANL/NE--16/7
129360; TRN: US1601830
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; MOLYBDENUM 99; TITANIUM OXIDES; CONCENTRATION RATIO; ANIONS; ION EXCHANGE; DECONTAMINATION; DESIGN; OPTIMIZATION; VERIFICATION; ACIDIFICATION; EFFICIENCY; PURIFICATION; PILOT PLANTS AG1 anion-exchange; Mo-99; concentration column