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Title: Water purification in Borexino

Astroparticle Physics and Underground experiments searching for rare nuclear events, need high purity materials to act as detectors or detector shielding. Water has the advantage of being cheap, dense and easily available. Most of all, water can be purified to the goal of obatining a high level of radiopurity. Water Purification can be achieved by means of a combination of processes, including filtration, reverse osmosis, deionization and gas stripping. The Water Purification System for the Borexino experiment, will be described together with its main performances.
Authors:
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  1. Infn Milano (Italy)
  2. Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy)
  3. Princeton University (United States)
  4. Dip. di Fisica dell'Università di Milano e Infn (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218183
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1549; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2013: 4. international workshop on low radioactivity techniques, Assergi (Italy), 10-12 Apr 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; FILTRATION; IMPURITIES; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; OSMOSIS; PURIFICATION; RADIATION DETECTION; SENSITIVITY; SHIELDING; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; UNDERGROUND; WATER; WATER TREATMENT