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Modified determination of radium in water

January 1, 1957

The proposed method embodies a barium sulfate carrier precipitation, filtration through molecular filter membranes, and collection of activity after prescribed aging period. The method is sufficiently accurate and precise to indicate the potability of water and for use in general studies of radium in chemical hydrology. Amounts of radium as low as 0.1 μμc. can be detected by using 1 -hour counting times. Radium-226 is used as the standard and the results indicate about 100 to 110 % of the activity of the alpha-emitting radium isotopes as radium-223, radium-224, and radium-226.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1957
Title Modified determination of radium in water
DOI 10.1021/ac60131a003
Authors F. B. Barker, L. L. Thatcher
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Analytical Chemistry
Index ID 70010722
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse