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Method and system for radioisotope generation

United States Patent

July 15, 2014
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A system and a process for producing selected isotopic daughter products from parent materials characterized by the steps of loading the parent material upon a sorbent having a functional group configured to selectively bind the parent material under designated conditions, generating the selected isotopic daughter products, and eluting said selected isotopic daughter products from the sorbent. In one embodiment, the process also includes the step of passing an eluent formed by the elution step through a second sorbent material that is configured to remove a preselected material from said eluent. In some applications a passage of the material through a third sorbent material after passage through the second sorbent material is also performed.
Toth; James J. (Pasco, WA), Soderquist; Chuck Z. (Benton City, WA), Greenwood; Lawrence R. (Richland, WA), Mattigod; Shas V. (Richland, WA), Fryxell; Glen E. (Kennewick, WA), O'Hara; Matthew J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 939,081
November 3, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.