Apatite sequestration of technetium

Patent Number: 9,443,627
Issued: 9/13/2016
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Abstract: A method for sequestering technetium is disclosed. The method includes contacting technetium with apatite under reducing conditions whereby the technetium is absorbed by the apatite.
Filed: 5/13/2014
Application Number: 14/276,804
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.