Separation of Tellurium and Polonium from Liquid Media

Tellurium forms a limited number of compounds. Polonium occurs in uranium and thorium minerals as a product of radioactive decay.

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    Te

    Tellurium

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    Po

    Polonium

Tellurium 


Tellurium forms a limited number of compounds, most of which are halide complexes. The predominant ionic form of tellurium is telluric (VI) acid (H6O6Te) which is an anion. As an anion, it is best removed from solutions with a strong base anion exchanger like AMBERSEP™ 21K XLT Resin or AMBERLITE™ HPR9200 Cl Resin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Polonium

 

Polonium occurs in uranium and thorium minerals as a product of radioactive decay. It is quite rare and not of general commercial interest as an ion.