222Rn distribution coefficient in various organic scintillation cocktails
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- Długosz-Lisiecka, M., Borkowska, A. & Olszewski, J. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2016) 307: 869. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4245-8
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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.