Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 321, Issue 3, pp 1057–1065 | Cite as

Automated separation of 99Tc using plastic scintillation resin PSresin and openview automated modular separation system (OPENVIEW-AMSS)

  • A. Coma
  • A. TarancónEmail author
  • H. Bagán
  • J. F. García


Automated methods for the analysis of radionuclides potentially increase laboratory productivity by reducing operator intervention and increasing the number of samples that can be treated in a given time. To this end, here we report a new openview automated modular separation system which can be used in combination with PSresin, in this case, for the analysis of 99Tc. Quality parameters of this method using the automated system were comparable to those obtained manually and quantification of water samples spiked with low levels of 99Tc resulted in deviations lower than 10% for all the samples analysed.


Automated PSresin 99Tc Laboratory productivity Scintillation Separation 



We thank the Spanish Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO; award CTM2017-87107-R) and the Catalan Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR; award 2017-SGR-907) for financial support. Authors also thank the support of engineers Miquel Pujades and Oliver Novella on the development of the automated system.

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Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical ChemistryUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Serra-Húnter ProgrammeGeneralitat de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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