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4 February 2019 - 20:54
Oxygen-18 produced in Khandab research reactor

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that oxygen- 18 was produced with a purity of 97% in Khandab research reactor.

Salehi said in the sideline of the inauguration of Khandab Mehr Hospital on Monday that the possibility of generating oxygen-+18 at a capacity of about 60kg has been provided in this reactor.

'Only one final step that is electrolyzation is remained which is easy step,' he continued. 
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization said that with the production of this product, Iran is self-sufficient in this field and the possibility of exporting to the country is also provided. 

Salehi highlighted that the value of one kilogram of oxygen-18 is $ 30,000, which in turn will prevent the exit of the currency from the country by self-sufficiency. 

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization said the production of this product has been achieved with the efforts of young Iranian scientists over the past three to four years.

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