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Beta Spectrometry Radiation Detection System by Bubble Technology Industries Inc

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Canada

Bubble Technology Industries Inc
31278 Highway 17, P.O. Box 100
Chalk River, Ontario, K0J 1J0


Beta spectrometry is performed at BTI using either plastic or liquid scintillation spectrometry. A number of analysis options are available depending on the nature of the sample and the level of sophistication required. These options are listed below. For solids, a minimum sample size of 5g is required. For water and aqueous solutions, a minimum volume of 1000ml is required.

 

A) High Energy Beta (150keV – 2.5MeV) Analysis on Plastic Scintillator

 

Typical radionuclides include 144Ce and 90Sr.

 

B) Low Energy Beta Analysis (<200keV) on Liquid Scintillator

 

A maximum of three radionuclides can be determined simultaneously for any given sample. If more than three beta emitters are present, radiochemical separation techniques must be employed.

 

Typical radionuclides include 3H, 14C, 36Cl and 63Ni.

 

C) Tritium (3H) Analysis

 

Aliquots from liquid samples are counted directly using liquid scintillator spectrometry.

 

D) Radiochemical Separation

 

To obtain the most reliable estimate of activity, radiochemical separation is required if more than one beta emitter is present in the sample. Samples are digested in acid and each radioisotope is chemically isolated.

Defense Products & Services: Beta Spectrometry Radiation Detection System by Bubble Technology Industries Inc
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: NBC detection and monitoring equipment, ground-based
Country: Canada
Description: Beta Spectrometry Radiation Detection System
Source of Information: Bubble Technology Industries Inc