Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 223, Issue 1–2, pp 193–198 | Cite as

Effect of mixed solvent media on the sorption and separation of uranium and plutonium on macroporous resins

  • K. Venugopal Chetty
  • P. M. Mapara
  • A. G. Godbole
  • Rajendra Swarup


Ion-exchange studies on uranium and plutonium using macroporous (MP) anion-exchange resins from an aqueous-organic solvent mixed media were carried out to develop a separation method. Out of the several water miscible organic solvents tried methanol and acetone were found to be best suited. Distribution data were obtained for U(VI) and Pu(IV) using three macroporous resins under various parameters. Based on these data, separation factors for Pu/U were calculated. Column experiments using Tulsion A-27(MP) were also carried out. The method has the advantage of loading plutonium from as low as 1M nitric acid in the presence of methanol or acetone and could be used satisfactorily for its recovery from solutions containing plutonium and uranium.


Acetone Uranium Nitric Acid Organic Solvent Plutonium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Venugopal Chetty
    • 1
  • P. M. Mapara
    • 1
  • A. G. Godbole
    • 1
  • Rajendra Swarup
    • 1
  1. 1.Fuel Chemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia

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