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  • 1 University of California Biomedical and Environmental Research Division, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 94550 Livermore California USA
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Abstract  

A rapid procedure is described for the separation of plutonium radionuclides from large volumes of fresh and saline water by means of a manganese dioxide coprecipitation technique. This procedure has been used in the laboratory and in the field to process 50 to 400 liter water samples. Plutonium is carried through an oxidation and reduction step to insure complete equilibration between added yield tracers and the plutonium present in the water sample. Average recovery under optimum conditions has been 80% for seawater and over 90% for freshwater samples processed in the field with simple equipment. The procedure can be used also to separate plutonium from water samples by direct adsorption on MnO2-impregnated cartridges. Under laboratory conditions the adsorption on MnO2 was independent of the oxidation states of plutonium in aqueous samples.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 1.137
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.360
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 65
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Analytical Chemistry
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Pollution
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  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Spectroscopy
  • Impact Factor (2018): 1.186
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.408
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 60
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Pollution

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
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.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)