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M. Prasad Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Health and Safety Division 603 102 Kalpakkam (India)

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Abstract  

A simple carrier-free method has been developed for estimating 0.1 to 1.1 Bq of106Ru in urine. The organic matter present in urine samples was completely destroyed by wet ashing using nitric acid-peroxide mixture in presence of sulfuric acid. Ruthenium was oxidized to tetroxide using potassium periodate and allowed to react in-situ with polyethylene powder. The powder was separated, washed, pelletized and its -activity was counted. Recovery of106Ru is found to be better than 80% with a minimum detection limit of 0.2 Bq/dm3 which is less than the DRL value specified by International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)