Evaluating bis(2-ethylhexyl) methanediphosphonic acid (H2DEH[MDP]) based polymer ligand film (PLF) for plutonium and uranium extraction

Jung H. Rim, Claudine E. Armenta, Edward R. Gonzales, Kenan Ünlü, Dominic S. Peterson

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Abstract

This paper describes a new analyte extraction medium called polymer ligand film (PLF) that was developed to rapidly extract radionuclides. PLF is a polymer medium with ligands incorporated in its matrix that selectively and quickly extracts analytes. The main focus of the new technique is to shorten and simplify the procedure for chemically isolating radionuclides for determination through alpha spectroscopy. The PLF system was effective for plutonium and uranium extraction. The PLF was capable of co-extracting or selectively extracting plutonium over uranium depending on the PLF composition. The PLF and electrodeposited samples had similar alpha spectra resolutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2327-2332
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume307
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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