Rapid and automated sequential determination of ultra-trace long-lived actinides in air filters by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

A novel, rapid and completely automated method for the determination of long-lived actinides in air particulate samples was developed using ion chromatography separation prior to ICP-MS analyses. U, Pu and Am were pre-concentrated and separated from radioactive and stable interferences through a sequential arrangement of three columns (TEVA, U/TEVA, DGA… CONTINUE READING