Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 2, pp 695–699 | Cite as

Measurement of 3H, gross α/β and 222Rn in drinking water using the new Quantulus GCT 6220

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Abstract

Since the introduction of the European Council Directive 2013/51 Euratom in October 2013, the analysis of drinking water has increasingly become the focus of many laboratories in Europe. The activity of tritium, radon and the gross α/β-activity is determined routinely. In order to cope with the increased sample numbers and to reach the necessary detection limits, sensitive measuring devices are required. This work was done with the new Quantulus GCT 6220 to test the sensitivity of this system for drinking water analysis. The results indicate that this instrument is very well suited for this type of analysis and counting times are typically below the required counting times of established systems.

Keywords

Liquid scintillation counting Drinking water analysis Quantulus GCT 6220 Guard compensation technology 

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Acknowledgements

I want to thank the entire R&D and support team from PerkinElmer especially Richard Harazin, Brad Ward and Bruce Lortie for helpful comments and discussions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PerkinElmer Cellular Technologies Germany GmbHHamburgGermany

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