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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 193-195

Sequential separation of uranium, americium and plutonium from urine by extraction chromatography


1 Health Physics Laboratory, Health Physics Unit, Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Health Physics Laboratory, Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.142384

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A rapid method for sequential separation of uranium, americium and plutonium from urine samples by extraction chromatography was developed. In this method, U-TEVA and TRU-resin columns were used for the separation of the radionuclides. By this method U, Am and Pu could be separated from urine samples with high recoveries and no interference from the sample matrix was observed. Radiochemical recoveries observed in the study were in the range 63.8-100%. Column separation of the radionuclides could be completed within 3 h compared to the present practice of separation of these radionuclides by ion exchange method which requires minimum 3 days to complete the separation.


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