woodburner wrote:Since strontium-90 forms strontium hydroxide when in contact with water, please explain your simple filtering method.
Strontium is similar to calcium, and between 30 and 40% of the amount ingested is incorporated into the bones
I've already pointed out strontium 90 is a "bone seeker", so please do stop trying to imply lack of understanding on my part in order to imply superiority of understanding on yours. Just point out the facts where they have not been pointed out.
In terms of filtering, I said filtering strontium 90 is relatively easy
, I did not say it was simple in the way you imply. Again, a cheap piece of rhetoric on your part.
Oh, and by the way, just because something has the word "strontium" in it does not necessarily mean it's radioactive and that it's going to eat you. Strontium hydroxide has been used in the sugar refining industries for at least a century. As for whether there is a radioactive form of strontium hydroxide, I am unsure. If this is what you are suggesting, point to anywhere on the web, this is indicated.
In any event, be it strontium 90 or, as you seem to be implying, a radioactive form of strontium hydroxide that has formed from strontium 90, the filtering of radioactive strontium is already widespread. As for such for filtering methods, the main one, so far as I understand, is mineral filtration using substances such as zeolite or other similar volcanic minerals. There are also significantly more technologically advanced methods used by various nuclear industries routinely to clean and re-cycle their coolant water. Filtering strontium 90 from nuclear coolant water is a well established process and is done routinely by nuclear power plants the world over in order to re-cycle their coolant water and so keep contaminated volumes to a minimum. Indeed, I would be unsurprised to hear that Fukishima was using such filtering methods on their waste water right now. My question is why are they not filtering sufficiently quickly to ensure that the total volume did not keep on rising as fast as it appears to be? There may well be a practically insoluble reason for why they have not done this, but I have yet to hear of it here or anywhere else.