1985 Volume 34 Issue 6 Pages 313-316
Adsorption behavior of 59Fe and 195Au on the non-ionic macro-reticular resin, Amberlite XAD-7 is studied. Distribution coefficients (Kd) for both nuclides in hydrochloric acid or lithium chloride solutions above 6M are particularly high. In nitric acid solution below 2M, 195Au is highly adsorbed on the resin but 59Fe is negligible over any concentrations. This resin did not adsorb other important radionuclides such as 54Mn, 60Co, 65Zn, 90Sr, 106Ru, 137Cs and 144Ce at all.
Based on such peculiar adsorption behavior, application to selective separation and determination of radio and stable iron in sea water was also studied.