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Title

  • Main Title A remotely operated, field deployable tritium analysis system for surface and groundwater measurement

Creator

  • Author: Cable, P.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hofstetter, K.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Beals, D.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Jones, J.D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Collins, S.L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
  • Author: Noakes, J.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Spaulding, J.D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Neary, M.P.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Center for Applied Isotope Studies, Athens, GA (United States)
  • Author: Peterson, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Sampling Systems, Inc., Old Ocean, TX (United States)

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

Publisher

  • Name: Westinghouse Savannah River Company
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina
    Additional Info: Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

Date

  • Creation: 1996-12-31

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A prototype system for the remote, in situ analysis of tritium in surface and ground waters has been developed at the Savannah River Site through the combined efforts of university, private industry, and government laboratory personnel under a project funded by the DOE/OTD. Using automated liquid scintillation counting techniques, the Field Deployable Tritium Analysis System (FDTAS) has been shown in laboratory and limited field tests to have sufficient sensitivity to measure tritium in water samples at environmental levels (10 Bq/L [{approximately}300 pCi/L] for a 100-minute count) on a near-real time basis. These limits are well below the EPA drinking water standard for tritium at 740 Bq/L (1) and lower than the normal upstream Savannah River tritium concentration of {approximately}40 Bq/L (2). The FDTAS consists of a fixed volume sampler (50 mL), an on-line water purification system, and a stop-flow liquid scintillation counter for detecting tritium in the purified sample. All operations are controlled and monitored by a remote computer using standard telephone line modem communications. The FDTAS offers a cost-effective alternative to the expensive and time-consuming methods of field sample collection and laboratory analyses for tritium in contaminated groundwater.
  • Physical Description: 10 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Surface Waters
  • Keyword: Radiation Monitors
  • Keyword: Tritium
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Technology Assessment
  • Keyword: Radioecological Concentration
  • Keyword: Computer Calculations
  • Keyword: Radiation Monitoring
  • Keyword: Remote Control
  • Keyword: Contamination
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Scintillation Counting

Source

  • Conference: Field analytical methods for hazardous wastes and toxic chemicals conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 29-31 Jan 1997

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Other: DE97060134
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0384
  • Report No.: CONF-970113--4
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/491524
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 491524
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676402

Note

  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE97060134