Authors:Nak Kim, Keung-Shik Park, Hyung Woo, Kil Lee, Yoon Yoon, and Duk Kim
A radiochemical separation method using an anion exchange resin has been applied to 4N grade tungsten for determining U, Th and 4 other elements. While tungsten remained in the resin, Na, K and As were separated with 0.05M HCl and 1M HF and then U, Th and Cr were eluted with 1M HCl and 1M HF. The separation yield of neptunium (U) was influenced largely by the amount of thorium, but this influence could be neglected as the concentration of the thorium was below 0.5g/ml. The content of these elements were calculated by a single comparator method using monitors, gold and cobalt. The detection limits of U and Th are 4.0 and 1.2 ppb, respectively.
Authors:Keung-Shik Park, Nak Kim, Hyung Woo, Kil Lee, Wan Hong, and Sang Chun
For the separation of rare-earth elements from steel, with a cation exchange resin, separation experiments were performed on NIST reference materials of SRM-363 and SRM-364. Iron, Na, Cr, Mn, Co, Cu, As, Mo, Sb and W were separated in 2M hydrochloric acid, five rare-earth elements, La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm and three other elements, Hf, Zr and Ba were separated using 8M nitric acid. Each element was determined by a single comparator method using two monitors, gold and cobalt.