Rapid sequential separation method for 210Po and actinides in air filter samples
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This paper reports an analytical method for rapid sequential separation of 210Po and actinides (Pu, Am and U) in air filter samples. An extraction chromatographic column TEVA + TRU was used in the separation of 210Po and actinides from the filter matrix, followed by its determination using alpha spectrometry. TEVA resin is widely used in the separation of plutonium and neptunium from the environmental samples, in this work potential application of TEVA in the sequential separation of 210Po and plutonium from filter matrix has been evaluated. This new method is simple, robust and can be performed formed in a day.
KeywordsSequential separation Polonium Actinides Air filter TEVA TRU
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