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Determination of radon in indoor air in Quebec by liquid scintillation counting in ortho-xylene

Abstract

A new method for the determination of radon in air has been developed. it is based on low temperature absorption of radon in ortho-xylene followed by liquid scintillation counting. The method is reasonably fast and sensitive enough to analyse air without precipitation. The detection limit at the 95% confidence level for a 20 l air sample and 1 h counting time is 2 mBql{sup -1}. Radon concentrations measured in indoor air in Quebec varied from 7 to 162 mBql{sup -1}. (Author).
Authors:
Chah, B; Zikovsky, L; Champagne, P [1] 
  1. Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, PQ (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1992
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-23-082825; EDB-92-180858
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Atmospheric Environment. Part A, General Topics; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 26A:9
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADON; AIR; SCINTILLATION COUNTING; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; INHALATION; RADIATION DOSES; SENSITIVITY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DOSES; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; INTAKE; NONMETALS; RARE GASES; 540130* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
7225211
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0960-1686; CODEN: AEATE
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
Pages: 1791-1793
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Chah, B, Zikovsky, L, and Champagne, P. Determination of radon in indoor air in Quebec by liquid scintillation counting in ortho-xylene. United Kingdom: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.1016/0960-1686(92)90076-W.
Chah, B, Zikovsky, L, & Champagne, P. Determination of radon in indoor air in Quebec by liquid scintillation counting in ortho-xylene. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0960-1686(92)90076-W.
Chah, B, Zikovsky, L, and Champagne, P. 1992. "Determination of radon in indoor air in Quebec by liquid scintillation counting in ortho-xylene." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0960-1686(92)90076-W. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0960-1686(92)90076-W.
@misc{etde_7225211,
title = {Determination of radon in indoor air in Quebec by liquid scintillation counting in ortho-xylene}
author = {Chah, B, Zikovsky, L, and Champagne, P}
abstractNote = {A new method for the determination of radon in air has been developed. it is based on low temperature absorption of radon in ortho-xylene followed by liquid scintillation counting. The method is reasonably fast and sensitive enough to analyse air without precipitation. The detection limit at the 95% confidence level for a 20 l air sample and 1 h counting time is 2 mBql{sup -1}. Radon concentrations measured in indoor air in Quebec varied from 7 to 162 mBql{sup -1}. (Author).}
doi = {10.1016/0960-1686(92)90076-W}
journal = {Atmospheric Environment. Part A, General Topics; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {26A:9}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1992}
month = {Jan}
}