Comparison of the Ion-exchange Method and Evaporation Method for the Detection of Radioactivity in Water

수중 방사능 측정시 이온교환농축법과 증발건조법의 비교

  • Published : 1988.12.20


An ion-exchange method for the detection of radioactivity in water using ion-exchange resin in concentrating radioactive nuclides was compared with an evaporation method. The loss of the radioactive materials in the sample treated by the ion-exchange method was less by about 20% than that by the evaporation method. In addition, the evaporation method needed about 20 hours for evaporating one liter of the sample at $70^{\circ}C$, while the ion-exchange method spent 6 hours to adsorb and adsorb the same amount of the sample on the resin. Consequently, the ion-exchange method is more effective than the evaporation method for the treatment of the radioactively contaminated water and is especially suitable for detecting the low-level radioactivity in water.