This manuscript presents a typical analytical application of ion-exchange resins in mixed solvent media for the separation
and determination of a number of trace elements in high purity scandium, where direct instrumental approach for its characterization/analysis
is difficult. This work demonstrated, how a few beads of ion exchange resin could be effectively used for the pre-concentration
of the separated trace elements for their determination using neutron activation analysis (NAA). Radiotracer and standard
addition methods were used for validation.