Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Energy, Environment Protection, Nuclear Power Engineering
Abstract Loss of99Tc in seaweed during dry ashing has been investigated. Two kinds of brown seaweeds labeled with99Tc were ashed for 24 or 48 h at 400, 450 and 500 °C, showing no correlation between the loss of99Tc and species, temperature and time of ashing. The averaged recovery of99Tc was 91.0±4.0%, indicating that most of the99Tc in the seaweed was retained within the matrix of the ash which was obtained under general conditions of ashing.
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