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  • 1 Institute of Nuclear Research Department of Radiochemistry 03-195 Warsaw Poland
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Extractive purification of boric acid from radioactive corrosion and fission products dissolved in aqueous solutions modelling nuclear reactor coolants has been studied. Aliphatic 1,3-diols containing 8 and 9 carbon atoms per molecule were used as extractants fro boric acid. The behaviour of some representative corrosion and fission products as well as various factors affecting their distribution between the organic and aqueous phases have been investigated under the conditions of boric acid extraction. Conditions for the effective separation of boric acid from most of the radioactive contaminants are presented.