Fast and Efficient Purification of Medical Isotopes by Microfluidic Extraction

The application of medical isotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in e.g. oncology, neurology or cardiology relies on effective methods to produce, purify, and deliver these short-lived isotopes to the clinics. In this project, we propose to develop a promising microfluidic liquid-liquid extraction method that can be used to purify highly-radioactive medical isotopes. The projects focusses on studying the effect of radiation on such a system and the feasibility of integrating the new microfluidic seperator into current cyclotrons and nuclear reactors. The project will be performed in close collaboration with TRIUMF (Canada), NRG, and URENCO (The Netherlands).

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 16913
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Projectleider / Project leader: Dr. ir. M. Rohde, Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Type project / Type project: Initieel
  • Startdatum / Start date: 09-11-2018
  • Einddatum / End date: 02-03-2023
  • Programma / Programme: Open Technologieprogramma
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Technische wetenschappen