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Title: Determination of actinides in urine and fecal samples

A method of determining the radioactivity of specific actinides that are carried in urine or fecal sample material is disclosed. The samples are ashed in a muffle furnace, dissolved in an acid, and then treated in a series of steps of reduction, oxidation, dissolution, and precipitation, including a unique step of passing a solution through a chloride form anion exchange resin for separation of uranium and plutonium from americium.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Larimer County, CO)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868684
Report Number(s):
US 5190881
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
WESTINGHOUSE IDAHO NUCLEAR CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
determination; actinides; urine; fecal; samples; method; determining; radioactivity; specific; actinides; carried; urine; fecal; sample; material; disclosed; samples; ashed; muffle; furnace; dissolved; acid; treated; series; steps; reduction; oxidation; dissolution; precipitation; including; unique; step; passing; solution; chloride; form; anion; exchange; resin; separation; uranium; plutonium; americium; chloride form; anion exchange; exchange resin; sample material /436/422/