Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 310, Issue 3, pp 1317–1323 | Cite as

Development of an extraction chromatography method for the analysis of 93Zr, 94Nb, and 93Mo in radioactive contaminated water generated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station



A new mutual separation method was developed to enable the analysis of 93Zr, 94Nb, and 93Mo in radioactive contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS). First, distribution coefficient (Kd) values between tetra valent actinide resin and HF, HF/HNO3, and HF/HCl solutions were obtained to select the conditions for chromatographic separation. The separation performance of the developed method was validated with samples containing potentially interfering elements of the measurement of 93Zr, 94Nb, and 93Mo. Finally, the chromatographic separation method was applied to the analysis of 93Zr, 94Nb, and 93Mo in contaminated water sampled at the FDNPS.


TEVA resin 93Zr 94Nb 93Mo Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Contaminated water 



This topic includes a part of the results of “Establishment of basic technology for decommissioning and safety of nuclear reactors for power generation” in JFY 2013 that was entrusted to IRID from METI and of the subsidy program “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management” in the JFY 2013 supplementary budget and conducted by JAEA as a member of IRID.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Decommissioning and Waste ManagementJapan Atomic Energy AgencyNaka-gunJapan
  2. 2.International Research Institute for Nuclear DecommissioningTokyoJapan

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