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Combination of developed in-house method and application of Eichrom Sr resin to determine the radioactivity of 90Sr in environmental sample

  • Zal U’yun Wan Mahmood
  • Nik Azlin Nik Ariffin
  • Abdul Kadir Ishak
  • Norfaizal Mohamed
  • Mei Wo Yii
  • Kamaruzaman Ishak
  • Zainab Pa’wan
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Abstract

A method is described for the determination of 90Sr in environmental samples using combination of developed in-house method, Eichrom Sr resin and Beta Counter. Strontium was efficiently, rapidly and simply separated from Ca and other interfering matrix components by Eichrom Sr resin. All the results in general showed good accuracy, high precision, reliable and in good agreement between these two measured and certified value of SRM (i.e. IAEA-375, IAEA-326, IAEA-152 and IAEA-414). As a whole, the procedure described in this work notably improves conventional methods in particular concerning the time needed, sample volume, safer and others. Thus, the introduced method was successfully performed and will be applied to actual sample for the determination of 90Sr in different environmental materials such as soil, sediments, milk, biological sample, water etc.

Keywords

In-house method Eichrom Sr resin Radiochemical Separation 90Sr Environmental 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was carried out under the laboratory QC activities by Radiochemistry and Environment Group (RAS), Waste and Environmental Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency. The authors would like to dedicate the present paper to personnel of RAS for their direct or indirect assist to fruitful this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zal U’yun Wan Mahmood
    • 1
  • Nik Azlin Nik Ariffin
    • 2
  • Abdul Kadir Ishak
    • 1
  • Norfaizal Mohamed
    • 1
  • Mei Wo Yii
    • 1
  • Kamaruzaman Ishak
    • 1
  • Zainab Pa’wan
    • 1
  1. 1.Malaysian Nuclear AgencyKajangMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversity Technology MARAShah AlamMalaysia

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