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IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Mo-99 Production Using LEU or Neutron Activation Progress and Status Ira N. Goldman, Natesan Ramamoorthy, Pablo Adelfang International Atomic Energy Agency 2007 RERTR International Meeting 24-27 September 2007 Prague, Czech Republic.

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IAEA Coordinated Research Project on

Mo-99 Production Using LEU or Neutron Activation

Progress and Status

Ira N. Goldman, Natesan Ramamoorthy, Pablo Adelfang

International Atomic Energy Agency

2007 RERTR International Meeting

24-27 September 2007

Prague, Czech Republic


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Outline

  • History

  • Activities/Progress since RERTR 2006

  • 2nd RCM Outcome

  • Training/Technical Support and Procurements

  • Extrabudgetary Support

  • Near-Term Plans

  • Third Year Activities

  • Conclusion


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

History

  • February 2005 - CRP approved

  • May 2005 - Potential Mo-99 Producer’s Workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • December 2005 – 1st RCM, Vienna, Austria

  • March 2006 – Foil Targets Workshop, Serpong, Indonesia

  • November 2006 - Papers/Side Meeting, RERTR Cape Town, South Africa

  • November 2006 - Workshop on Operational Aspects of Mo-99 Production, Vienna, Austria

  • April 2007 – 2nd RCM, Bucharest and Pitesti, Romania


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Progress/Activities since RERTR 2006

  • Glassware received late 2006/early 2007

  • ANSTO safety documentation distributed (early 2007).

  • IAEA participated in NAS study (Feb and June 2007).

  • Poster/paper at 17th International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, Aachen, April/May 2007

  • Project website increasingly important tool with Chile, Libya, MURR and other technical reports posted.

  • New Research Agreement - POLATOM.

  • New Research Contract - Egypt

  • LEU foils delivered from KAERI to Chile, Indonesia, and Romania (August 2007)


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

2nd RCM in Romania

  • Reviewed status/progress of CRP participants activities.

  • Reviewed domestic nuclear medicine plans and Mo-99 requirements, to determine production targets.

  • Reviewed constraints, needs, arrangements for supply/technical assistance

  • Discussed target analyses and thermal contact resistance.

  • Reviewed requirements for cGMP.

  • Conducted site visit to Pitesti and Maguerele.

  • Updated/revised work plan/action item list.


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Training/Technical Assistance and Procurements

  • Libya - 5 fellowships/SVs on target preparation, processing, and waste management; laboratory equipment/supplies

  • Chile - fellowship on Mo-99 production process; procurement of telemanipulators and aluminium 3033 tubes

  • Poland - fellowship/SV on target assembly and disassembly

  • Kazakhstan & Romania (Maguerele) - SV to India re: gel generators

  • Indonesia – hot cell operations, visit to KAERI


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Extrabudgetary Financial and Technical Support

  • DOE/GTRI: $205,000 – overall CRP support (contracts, meetings, procurements)

  • Libya: $100,000 - national contribution (procurements, human resources)

  • Norway: $15,000 – developing countries

  • NTI – project management

  • KAERI – NU and LEU foils

  • AREVA/CERCA – technical expertise

  • ANSTO – target safety documentation


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Planned Near-Term Activities

  • Provision of foil to Libya, MURR, Poland and technical assistance for foil production to Pakistan

  • Cold assembly, testing, and disassembly (with assembled cutter) of targets (NU and LEU).

  • Prepare and cold test hot cells for processing.

  • Submit safety analysis reports to regulators.

  • Develop QA/QC procedures.

  • IAEA to continue to participate in NAS meetings.


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Third Year Activities

  • Irradiation of LEU targets and processing of hot targets (early 2008).

  • Irradiation of Mo oxide and preparation of ‘moly Mo-99 gel powder for gel column generators.

  • 3rd RCM (Chile or MURR) fall 2008

  • Compare, assess, and interpret results, provide follow-up, and suggest adaptive changes.

  • Review compliance with specifications and purity requirements.

  • Make modifications to improve future efforts.

  • Document/publish results


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RERTR 2007IAEA Mo-99 CRP

Conclusion

  • Good overall progress, participants have shown commitment and creativity.

  • Substantial amount of work still required to carry out LEU target irradiation and processing.

  • Major producers supported November 2006 workshop but have been largely absent since then.

  • Appreciation to supporters (U.S. DOE, Norway, NTI, KAERI, CERCA, ANSTO).

  • Project likely to be extended beyond initial 3-year plan.


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