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Recovery of strontium activity from a strontium-82/rubidium-82 generator

United States Patent

5,966,583
October 12, 1999
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Strontium-82 is recovered from spent strontium-82/rubidium-82 generators to provide a source of strontium-82 for additional strontium-82/rubidium-82 generators. The process involves stripping of the strontium-82 from used strontium-82/rubidium-82 generators followed by purification of the strontium-82 material to remove additional metal contaminants to desired levels.
Taylor; Wayne A. (Los Alamos, NM), Phillips; Dennis R. (Los Alamos, NM), Sosnowski; Kenneth M. (Freehold Township, NJ)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 076,682
May 12, 1998
FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to the chemical separation of strontium and more particularly to the chemical separation of strontium from spent strontium-82/rubidium-82 generators. This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.