May 11 – 16, 2014
Casino Conference Centre
Europe/Prague timezone

Characterization of a TBP Resin and development of methods for the separation of actinides and the purification of Sn

May 12, 2014, 5:15 PM
1h 30m
Gallery (Casino Conference Centre)


Casino Conference Centre

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Poster Separation Methods, Speciation Poster Session - Separation Methods, Speciation


Dr Steffen Happel (TrisKem International)


TBP is a widely used extractant in liquid–liquid extraction, especially in the extraction of actinides, one of its most prominent examples being the Purex process. A TBP based extraction chromatographic resin has been characterized with respect to its U capacity and the weight distribution ratios (DW) of U, Th, Pu, Np and numerous other cations in different concentrations of HNO3 and HCl. Based on obtained data methods for the separation of Pu from Th and U, and for the purification of Sn, with special focus on decommissioning and radionuclide production, have been developed.

Primary author

Mrs Carina Dirks (Radiochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Philipps-University Marburg)


Dr Aude Bombard (TrisKem International) Dr Eva Kovács-Széles (Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Dr Nora Vajda (RadAnal Kft) Dr Steffen Happel (TrisKem International)

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