Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 124, Issue 1, pp 123–134 | Cite as

Tracer experiments for the determination of chemical forms of radioiodine in water samples

  • Y. Muramatsu
  • Y. Ohmomo
Radiochemical Separation and Tracer Techniques


Two simple methods, (1) isotope exchange method and (2) anion exchanger column method, are developed for the determination of chemical forms of radioiodine (iodide and iodate) in water samples. Using these methods, transformations of chemical forms of iodine in various water samples were studied. It was observed that iodate in rain water (unfiltered) and milk tended to change iodide form, whereas iodide was converted to iodate form in seawater and tap water. After the Chernobyl accident both chemical forms of131I (iodide and iodate) were found in rain water samples collected in Japan.


Japan Iodine Water Sample Iodide Anion Exchanger 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Muramatsu
    • 1
  • Y. Ohmomo
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of RadioecologyNational Institute of Radiological SciencesNakaminato, Ibaraki(Japan)

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