Title: Sequential Determination of 210Po and Uranium Radioisotopes in Drinking Water by Alpha-particle Spectrometry
Citation: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 67 no. 5 p. 770-775
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC48346
ISSN: 0969-8043
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC48346
DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2009.01.033
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Procedures for the sequential determination of low level 210Po and uranium radioisotopes in drinking water by alpha-particle spectrometry are presented. After addition of 208Po and 232U tracers, the radionuclides were preconcentrated from water samples by co-precipitation on Fe(OH)3 or MnO2 at pH 9 using ammonia solution. The 210Po source was prepared by spontaneous deposition onto a copper disk either before or after uranium separation. The uranium source for alpha particle counting was prepared by micro co-precipitation with CeF3. The procedures were tested on mineral water and the results obtained are compared.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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