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  • 1 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory PO Box 999 99352 Richland WA USA
  • | 2 University of Washington Department of Chemistry PO Box 35170 98195 Seattle WA USA
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Abstract  

A rapid automated flow injection analysis (FIA) procedure was developed for efficient separation of Am and Pu from each other and from interfering matrix and radionuclide components using a TRU-resincolumn. Selective Pu elution is enabled via on-column reduction. The separation was developed using on-line radioactivity detection. After the separation had been developed, fraction collection was used to obtain the separated fractions. In this manner, a FIA instrument functions as an automated separation workstation capable of unattended operation.