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A rapid method for the determination of radioactive cesium isotopes in water

February 28, 1973

Radioactive cesium in water is concentrated by ion-exchange on finely divided ammonium hexacyanocobalt ferrate (NCFC), and then determined by beta counting. No carrier is added, and the method can be used to determine beta-emitting cesium isotopes at the 10-pCi/l level using a 100-ml sample. Five samples can be prepared for counting, in approximately 3 hours, and the method is applicable to fresh and saline waters.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1973
Title A rapid method for the determination of radioactive cesium isotopes in water
DOI
Authors V.J. Janzer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Series Number
Index ID 70156680
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization