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Development of a Radiochemical Method for Analyzing Radon Gas in Uranium Mine Atmospheres.

Authors
Stein-L; Shearer-JA; Hohorst-FA; Markun-F
Source
NTIS: PB 269 900 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :75 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008274
Abstract
A simplified radiochemical method has been developed for quantitatively analyzing radon gas in underground uranium mines. In this method, a measured volume of air is drawn by a pump through a drying tube and a cartridge containing dioxygenyl hexafluoroantimonate reagent. Radon is captured as a nonvolatile product. After radioactive equilibrium has been established between radon and its short-lived daughters, the gamma-emission of the cartridge is measured with a scintillation counter. The amount of radon is then calculated from the gamma-emission rate. The effect of cartridge geometry, reagent load, and airflow rate upon collection and counting efficiency is reported.
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-269900
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
OFR 118-77
NIOSH Division
DRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 269 900 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Performing Organization
Argonne National Laboratory
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