Preconcentration of plutonium and americium using the Actinide-CUTM Resin for human tissue analysis

  • H. Qu
  • D. Stuit
  • S. E. Glover
  • S. F. Love
  • R. H. Filby
Actinides in Biological and Environmental Systems


A method for the preconcentration of Am and Pu from human tissue solutions (liver, lung, bone etc) using the Actinide-CU Resin (ElChroM Industries) has been developed for their alpha-spectrometric determination. With near 100% recoveries were obtained by preconcentration, subsequent decomposition methods for eluent were developed. Good agreement for Pu and Am determination with the USTUR anion-exchange/solvent extraction method was demonstrated using previously analyzed human tissue solutions and NIST SRMs. The advantages of the preconcentration method applied to human tissue analysis are simplicity of operation, shorter analysis time compared to anion exchange/solvent extraction methods, and capacity to analyze large tissue samples (up to 15 g bone ash per analysis and 500 g soft tissue).


Physical Chemistry Soft Tissue Inorganic Chemistry Tissue Sample Extraction Method 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Qu
    • 1
  • D. Stuit
    • 1
  • S. E. Glover
    • 1
  • S. F. Love
    • 2
  • R. H. Filby
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Transuranium and Uranium RegistriesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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