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  • 1 Rust Remedial Services-Clemson Technical Center 29625 Anderson SC USA
  • 2 Clemson University Department of Environmental Systems Engineering 29634-0919 Clemson SC USA
  • 3 Westinghouse Savannah River Company 29808-0001 Aiken SC USA
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Abstract  

An extraction procedure utilizing alpha liquid scintillation was evaluated for the rapid determination of uranium in aqueous environmental samples. The extraction efficiency of the system was measured under varying chemical conditions including pH. The procedure was evaluated against a traditional radiochemical technique using both laboratory prepared control samples and actual groundwater. Finally, the possibility of obtaining isotopic information from the liquid scintillation spectra was also investigated using a curve fitting routine.