Biggin, Colin D. and Cook, Gordon T. and MacKenzie, Angus B. and Pates, Jackie M. (2002) A time efficient method for the determination of Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210 in seawater using liquid scintillation spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 74 (3). pp. 671-677. ISSN 0003-2700Full text not available from this repository.
A novel method has been developed for determining the natural decay series radionuclides (NDS), Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210, in seawater by way of state-of-the-art liquid scintillation spectrometry. For Pb-210 analysis, the method makes use of a Pb-212 yield tracer, prepared by ion exchange separation from aged Th(NO3)4. Pi-210 recovery is determined using Bi-207 as the yield tracer, and Po-210 is determined using the conventional Po-208 yield tracer. The limits of detection for this method are 0.32, 0.34 and 0.004 mBq/l for Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210 respectively. The analysis can be completed within 10 days, as compared with up to one year for traditional methods. Results are presented for a preliminary study of Pb-210, Bi-210 and Po-210 in the dissolved and particle-bound phases of Irish Sea water.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Analytical Chemistry|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||lead-210 polonium-210 bismuth-210|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Jackie Pates|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2008 08:51|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:12|
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