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Violeta Hansen

A review on speciation of iodine-129 in the environmental and biological samples

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  • Xiaolin Hou, Tech Univ Denmark, Technical University of Denmark, Riso Natl Lab Sustainable Energy NUK 202
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  • Violeta Hansen
  • Ala Aldahan, Uppsala Univ, Uppsala University, Dept Earth Sci
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  • Goran Possnert, Uppsala Univ, Uppsala University, Tandem Lab
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  • Ole Christian Lind, Norwegian Univ Life Sci, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Dept Anim & Aquacultural Sci
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  • Galina Lujaniene, Vilnius State Univ, Vilnius University, Inst Theoret Phys & Astron

As a long-lived beta-emitting radioisotope of iodine, I-129 is produced both naturally and as a result of human nuclear activities. At present time, the main part of I-129 in the environment originates from the human nuclear activity, especially the releases from the spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plants, the I-129/I-127 ratios have being reached to values of 10(-10) to 10(-4) in the environment from 10(-12) in the pre-nuclear era. In this article, we review the occurrence, sources, inventory, and concentration level of I-129 in environment and the method for speciation analysis of I-129 in the environment. Measurement techniques for the determination of I-129 are presented and compared. An overview of applications of I-129 speciation in various scientific disciplines such as radiation protection, waste depository, and environmental sciences is given. In addition, the bioavailability and radiation toxicity (close to thyroid) of I-129 are discussed. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

TidsskriftAnalytica Chimica Acta
Sider (fra-til)181-196
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 26 jan. 2009
Eksternt udgivetJa

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