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Novel approach for strontium preconcentration from seawater and rapid determination of 89,90Sr in emergency situations

Coha, Ivana; Smičiklas, Ivana; Ivana, Tucaković; Jović, Mihajlo; Šljivić-Ivanović, Marija; Grahek, Željko (2022) Novel approach for strontium preconcentration from seawater and rapid determination of 89,90Sr in emergency situations. Talanta, 250 . ISSN 0039-9140

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A novel approach for rapid 89, 90Sr determination in seawater samples is developed. For the first time in the radioanalytical application, the features of the synthetic zeolite Z4A and a highly selective material for Sr separation were synergically employed. Seawater composition significantly reduces Sr yield on highly selective solid-phase extraction materials, making the preconcentration step essentially important but laborious and timeconsuming. To address this issue, the ability of zeolite 4A to concentrate the Sr from the seawater matrix was employed. With the proposed method, two important goals were achieved: (i) simple preconcentration of Sr that can be conducted directly at the sampling site, enabling a rapid procedure for 89, 90Sr determination in emergencies, and (ii) high and stable Sr recoveries (89 ± 4%) necessary for lowering detection limits. Strontium is effectively separated from 1 L of seawater in less than 1.5 h, which is especially important in emergency situations, such as the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Minimum detectable activities achieved for 89Sr:90Sr activity ratio ~10:1 were 0.74 Bq/L for 89Sr, and 1.47 Bq/L for 90Sr, detected by Cherenkov counting, 36–38 h after separation, and 30 min counting time.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Bilateral project Serbia-Croatia
Uncontrolled Keywords: 89, 90Sr ; Seawater ; Zeolite Z4A ; Preconcentration: Rapid determination ; Emergency
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry > Analytic Chemistry
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Environmental Science
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Radiation Science
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Radionuklidi u dječjoj hrani i razvoj metoda za određivanje njihovih niskih aktivnostiTucaković, IvanaIP-2019-04-1401HRZZ
Depositing User: Ivana Coha
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 13:49
DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2022.123722

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