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Title: The determination of strontium 90 in environmental materials.
Authors: Davis, PS
Piper, NR
Keywords: Strontium 90
Ion exchange
Yttrium 90
Issue Date: Feb-1967
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Davis, P. S. & Piper, N. R. (1967). The determination of strontium 90 in environmental materials. (AAEC/TM377). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Atomic Energy Commission Research Establishment.
Abstract: A method for determining strontium 90 in environmental materials is described. It consists of the ion-exchange separation of strontium from calcium at an elevated temperature by careful control of pH and the molar ratio of Ca:EDTA, followed by scavenging, Activity of the Sr-90 is determined by counting the yttrium 90 daughter. Recovery of strontium is determined with Sr-85 tracer. Typical recovery of strontium is 70-90 per cent. Procedures are given for analysis of milk, vegetation, meat and fish, rainwater, and oyster shell and reference is made to analysis of oyster flesh, soil and effluent.
Gov't Doc #: 840
Other Identifiers: AAEC-TM-377
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