Purification of used scintillation liquids containing the alpha emitters americium and plutonium
Journal article, 2015

In Sweden, alpha radioactive waste liquids with an activity over some kBq per waste container cannot be sent for final storage. Therefore, in this work, a method for a purification of alpha active scintillation cocktails was developed. Until today (March, 2013) more than 20 L of scintillation liquids have successfully been purified from americium and plutonium. The products of the process are a solid fraction that can be sent to final storage and a practically non-radioactive liquid fraction that can be sent to municipal incineration.

co-precipitation

radioactive waste

scintillation liquids

Author

Elin Löfström Engdahl

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Gunnar Skarnemark

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Khaled El Tayara

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Joakim Eriksson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Jenny Halleröd

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Niclas Halldin

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Jonas Mattiasson Bjuggren

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Magnus Malmberg

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

0236-5731 (ISSN) 1588-2780 (eISSN)

Vol. 303 2 1133-1136

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1007/s10967-014-3427-0

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10/7/2017