Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 258, Issue 1, pp 107–112 | Cite as

Determination of soft X-ray emitting isotopes in radioactive liquid wastes of nuclear power plants

  • I. Gresits
  • S. Tölgyesi

Abstract

The 59Ni and 55Fe radioisotopes were measured in radioactive wastes of some European nuclear power plants. A sample preparation method was developed that starts with the digestion in an oxygen atmosphere at an overpressure in a closed Berthelot calorimeter bomb. The detection limits for 59Ni and 55Fe were measured and calculated in the presence of high background activities from 60Co, 137Cs and 241Am isotopes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Gresits
    • 1
  • S. Tölgyesi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical TechnologyBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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