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Analysis of large soil samples for actinides

United States Patent

March 24, 2009
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A method of analyzing relatively large soil samples for actinides by employing a separation process that includes cerium fluoride precipitation for removing the soil matrix and precipitates plutonium, americium, and curium with cerium and hydrofluoric acid followed by separating these actinides using chromatography cartridges.
Maxwell, III; Sherrod L. (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
11/ 390,229
March 27, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Washington Savannah River Company, LLC.