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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 102, Issue 1, pp 247–268 | Cite as

A review of the radiation stability of ion exchange materials

  • K. K. S. Pillay
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Abstract

A comprehensive literature survey on the radiation stability of ion exchangers resulted in the publication of an extensive data compilation on the effects of ionizing radiation on synthetic organic ion exchangers in this journal (Vol. 97, No. 1). This paper is a brief review of the majorfindings of this literature survey along with similar information on synthetic inorganic ion exchangers. The primary goal of this literature survey is to review present knowledge on the effects of ionizing radiations on synthetic ion exchange materials used in radiochemical processing. Although there are gaps in our knowledge of the mechanisms of radiolytic changes in ion exchangers, the information available in the literature shows some general trends and similarities in observed qualitative effects by different types of organic and inorganic ion exchange materials. These trends and observations have been formulated into a set of qualitative and semi-quantitative statements that can be useful to potential users of ion exchange materials in nuclear material processing and radioactive waste management. Present knowledge, of the behavior of ion exchangers under the influence of ionizing radiations is too limited to justify quantitative predictive modeling.

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Waste Management Radioactive Waste Literature Survey Present Knowledge Qualitative Effect 
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  1. 1.Safeguards Systems GroupLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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