Determination of 93Zr in nuclear power plant wastes

Szabolcs Osváth, Nora Vajda, Zsuzsa Molnar, Eva Kovacs-Szeles, Mihaly Braun, Mate Halasz

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    Abstract

    A radioanalytical method (based on separation using UTEVA columns and ICP-MS measurement) has been used for determination of 93Zr in 37 nuclear power plant samples. As 93Nb might affect the detection of 93Zr, Monte Carlo activation model was used to calculate the expected 93Zr/natZr mass ratio, which was compared to measured ones. It was found, that a decontamination factor of 103 is sufficient to get a measurement uncertainty of less than 10%.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
    Volume314
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)31-38
    Number of pages8
    ISSN0236-5731
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • 93Zr
    • Nuclear power plant waste
    • UTEVA
    • ICP-MS
    • Monte Carlo simulation
    • LSC

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    Osváth, S., Vajda, N., Molnar, Z., Kovacs-Szeles, E., Braun, M., & Halasz, M. (2017). Determination of 93Zr in nuclear power plant wastes. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 314(1), 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-017-5382-z
    Osváth, Szabolcs ; Vajda, Nora ; Molnar, Zsuzsa ; Kovacs-Szeles, Eva ; Braun, Mihaly ; Halasz, Mate. / Determination of 93Zr in nuclear power plant wastes. In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2017 ; Vol. 314, No. 1. pp. 31-38.
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    Osváth, S, Vajda, N, Molnar, Z, Kovacs-Szeles, E, Braun, M & Halasz, M 2017, 'Determination of 93Zr in nuclear power plant wastes', Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol. 314, no. 1, pp. 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-017-5382-z

    Determination of 93Zr in nuclear power plant wastes. / Osváth, Szabolcs; Vajda, Nora; Molnar, Zsuzsa; Kovacs-Szeles, Eva; Braun, Mihaly; Halasz, Mate.

    In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 314, No. 1, 2017, p. 31-38.

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