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Main Title Anion exchange method for the determination of plutonium in water : single-laboratory evaluation and interlaboratory collaborative study /
Author Bishop, C. T. ; Glosby, A. A. ; Brown, R. ; Phillips., C. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Bishop, C. T.
CORP Author Mound Facility, Miamisburg, Ohio.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Services,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/7-78/122; MLM-2425
Stock Number PB-285 435
Subjects Chemistry, Analytic--Quantitative ; Plutonium
Additional Subjects Plutonium ; Water analysis ; Radioactive contaminants ; Quantitative analysis ; Anion exchanging ; Chemical analysis ; Quality assurance ; Accuracy ; Water quality ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-285 435 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 67 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report gives the results of a single-laboratory evaluation and an interlaboratory collaborative study of a method for determining plutonium in water. The method was written for the analysis of 1-liter samples and involved coprecipitation, acid dissolution, anion exchange, electrodeposition, and alpha pulse-height analysis. The complete method is given in the first appendix to the report. After the single-laboratory evaluation of the selected method, four samples were prepared for the collaborative study. There were two river water samples, a substitute ocean water sample, and a sample containing sediment. These samples contained plutonium-239 and a plutonium-238 at concentrations ranging from 0.42 to 28.9 dis/min/liter. Standard deviations of the collaborative study plutonium concentrations ranged from 5% to 13%. In three cases standard deviations agreed with what was expected from counting statistics. It is believed that hydrolysis occurred in the river water samples resulting in errors greater than what was expected from counting statistics.
Contract no. EPA-IAG-D6-0015. Issued June 1978. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.