Accession Number : AD0635547

Title :   FALLOUT SIMULANT DEVELOPMENT: THE SORPTION REACTIONS OF CERIUM, CESIUM, RUTHENIUM, STRONTIUM, AND ZIRCONIUM-NIOBIUM.

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lane, William B.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report describes the preparation of synthetic fallout. Methods are discussed for simulating selected properties of radioactive fallout so that experiments can be conducted to evaluate radiological hazards. The experiments measured solubility of radionuclides which would be available to cycle in the food chains. Heating the fallout particles to high temperatures reduced the solubility of all nuclides studied. The methods described can be used by other researchers to prepare synthetic fallout with selected solubility and availability properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT, SIMULATION), (*RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, *SORPTION), CERIUM, CESIUM, RUTHENIUM, STRONTIUM, ZIRCONIUM, NIOBIUM, SOLUBILITY, FOOD, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, TRACER STUDIES

Subject Categories : Isotopes
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE