Radioanalytical determination of Fe-55 and Ni-63 in the environmental samples

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The radioanalytical procedures for the determination of neutron activation isotopes (Fe-55 and Ni-63) in environmental samples (water, sediment, sail and biological material) are described. The procedures are based on the coprecipitation of Fe-55 with iron hydroxide in natural and reactor water, ashing and mineralization of sediments, soil and biota samples, and the sequential separation and purification of the iron and nickel on anion exchange resin. The separated elements are electroplated onto copper discs and activity of Fe-55 and Ni-61 is measured by beta spectrometry using anti-coincidence Geiger-Muller gas flow counter.


  • Bogdan Skwarzec
  • Elis Holm
  • Dagmara I. Struminska
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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
JournalChemical Analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch