Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 253, Issue 2, pp 191–197 | Cite as

Rapid method for the determination of radiostrontium in milk

  • S. Brun
  • S. Bessac
  • D. Uridat
  • B. Boursier
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Abstract

A radiochemical procedure comprising ion chromatography for preconcentration, oxalate precipitation for alkali/alkaline earth separation, strontium specific extraction chromatography with a crown ether for calcium/strontium separation, carbonate precipitation for counting on a low background proportional counter, provides a simple, rapid (48 h) and effective method for radiostrontium determination in emergency situation in milk. The separation scheme gives a strontium recovery rate of 62% and an empiric relative standard deviation of 11%. The detection limit for 500 ml milk and 3600-second counting time is 0.090 Bq.l-1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Brun
    • 1
  • S. Bessac
    • 1
  • D. Uridat
    • 1
  • B. Boursier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d"Etude et de Recherche sur l"Hygiène et la Qualité des Aliments de l"Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des AlimentsAFSSA/LERHQA/CEN-RADMaisons AlfortFrance

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