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Author Silker, W. B.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ COOLING ♦ COPPER 64 ♦ ISOTOPIC EXCHANGE ♦ MANGANESE 56 ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ MERCURY ALLOYS ♦ REACTORS ♦ RECOVERY ♦ SEPARATION PROCESSES ♦ WASTE SOLUTIONS ♦ WATER ♦ ZINC ♦ ZINC ISOTOPES
Abstract A method was developed to separate radioactive zinc from reactor cooling water by isotope exchange with inert zinc in the form of zinc amalgam. The radioactive zinc was recovered in high yield and free from all other activities except Cu/sup 64/and traces of Mn/sup 56/ by a single contact with zinc amalgam. The Cu/sup 64/ interference could be removed quantitatively by a pre-extraction into cadmium amalgam. The procedure is rapid and simple enough to warrant application to an automatic analyzer for continuous measurement of radioactive zinc in waste streams. (auth)
ISSN 00032700
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1961-02-01
Publisher Department General Electric Co., Richland, Wash.
Journal Analytical Chemistry
Volume Number 33
Organization General Electric Co., Richland, Wash.


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