Development of a prototype automated radiochemistry system for reactor production of Copper-64

A prototype automated radiochemistry system to separate copper and zinc was developed and tested as a proof of concept using off-the-shelf modular pieces. A graphical user interface was developed to provide a manual interface to all modular devices for functionality tests, calibration, and user definable automated routines. The testing validated the automated control of the chemical copper-zinc separation process using water instead of the needed chemicals.