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dc.contributor.authorLee, EJen_AU
dc.contributor.authorSorby, PJen_AU
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, RKen_AU
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, REen_AU
dc.identifier.citationLee, E. J., Sorby, P. J., Barnes, R. K., & Boyd, R. E. (1985). Development of a pilot plant for the removal of rhenium from molybdenum trioxide (SSEC/E615). Lucas Heights N.S.W.: Australian Atomic Energy Commission, Research Establishment.-
dc.description.abstractReagent grade molybdenum trioxide used as a target material for the preparation of Tc-99m pharmaceuticals contains trace amounts of rhenium. A simple charcoal adsorptions process has been developed to remove rhenium selectively from molybdenum before neutron irradiation. Details are given of the design and operation of a pilot plant in which 17 kg of molybdenum trioxide was produced having a rhenium content of less than 1 x 10 -6 mu g g -1. Although contamination of the Tc-99m by inactive rhenium and 188 Re was effectively eliminated 188 Re resulting from the irradiation of tungsten impurity in the molybdenum trioxide target was still present.en_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Atomic Energy Commissionen_AU
dc.subjectPilot plants-
dc.titleDevelopment of a pilot plant for the removal of rhenium from molybdenum trioxideen_AU
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