The use of calixarene molecules for actinides analysis in urine and drinking water: an alternative to current procedures
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry / Volume 282, Issue 2, Novembre 2009, Pages 611-615
In this work the applicability of calixarene columns for actinides analysis in urine samples and drinking water was investigated. A radiochemical procedure has been developed for U, Pu, Am analysis in urine. A simple and effective method has also been proposed on a specific column named AQUALIX, for the separation and preconcentration of U from drinking water. These procedures are suitable for routine analysis and require a considerably reduced number of steps of sample treatment as compared to current procedures.