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Main Title Development of ion exchange processes for the removal of radionuclides from milk /
Author Easterl, D. G. ; Brook, I. B. ; Hasuik, J. K. ; Weave, Charles L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Easterly, D. G.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Radiation Office.; Eastern Environmental Radiation Lab., Montgomery, Ala.
Publisher For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1971
Report Number RO/EERL 71-1
Stock Number PB-198 052
OCLC Number 00210130
Subjects Radioactive contamination of milk
Additional Subjects ( Radioactive contaminants ; Milk) ; ( Milk ; Ion exchanging) ; ( Food processing ; Milk) ; Cesium 134 ; Iodine 131 ; Strontium 85 ; Pilot plants ; Fallout ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA 402-R-71-014 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/27/2019
NTIS  PB-198 052 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 33 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Work has been conducted on the removal of radionuclides from milk by ion exchange from the late fifties to June 1969. This has progressed from laboratory-scale to a full-scale commercial process where the system was demonstrated to be feasible using fixed-bed ion exchange columns. For three full-scale combined anion-cation runs, an average of 99.3 percent of iodine-131 and 94.6 percent of strontium-85 was removed. This process resulted in an increase in the total solids, ash, potassium, and citrate ions. The taste of the treated milk compared favorably with untreated milk, although some decrease in flavor score was noted. Good radionuclide removal was obtained using the pilot plant moving-bed system. These studies, although not extensive, showed 89, 99, and 99.5 percent removal for strontium, iodine, and cesium, respectively. The limited investigations of cesium removal showed this system to have much greater potential than the fixed-bed system. (Author)
Includes bibliographical references.