Adsorption behaviour of the individual tracer ions:134Cs(I),85,89Sr(II),131,133Ba (II),90Y(III),141Ce(III),152,154Eu(III),95Zr(IV),175,181Hf(IV),95Nb(V),60Co(II),115Cd(II),99mTc(VII), and131I(-I) on charcoal impregnated with stannic chloride from Hcl solutions, was investigated. Batch equilibrium distribution coefficients of the respective ions indicated strong anion exchange properties towards impregnated charcoal. The column breakthrough sorption capacity was of the order of 0.62–0.66 meq·g–1 of dry adsorbent. Small chromatographic columns of impregnated charcoal could achieve rapid and quantitative separation procedures in HCl medium. Strongly adsorbed anions such as TcO
and I– ions could be eluted with NH4SCN and NH4NO2 eluents, respectively.