Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 307, Issue 2, pp 869–874

222Rn distribution coefficient in various organic scintillation cocktails

  • Magdalena Długosz-Lisiecka
  • Agnieszka Borkowska
  • Jerzy Olszewski
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10967-015-4245-8

Cite this article as:
Długosz-Lisiecka, M., Borkowska, A. & Olszewski, J. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2016) 307: 869. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4245-8

Abstract

A set of solvents and commercially available scintillation cocktails were tested to provide inexpensive solvents, which can be applied directly for 222Rn elution from the charcoal vials used for indoor radon determination by means of Pico-Rad detectors. The addition of ethanol provides faster and more accurate transfer of the Rn from the charcoal. This study investigates the ability of solvents added directly to charcoal to efficiently displace radon from the charcoal into the gas and/or solvent phases which may be in close proximity to the charcoal.

Keywords

PicoRad detector Liquid scintillation counting LSC 222Rn in the air 

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Długosz-Lisiecka
    • 1
  • Agnieszka Borkowska
    • 1
  • Jerzy Olszewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of LodzLodzPoland
  2. 2.Department of Radiation ProtectionNofer Institute of Occupational MedicineLodzPoland