THE DETERMINATION OF TRITIUM IN NATURAL WATERS (paper presented at the Symposium on Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemsitry, Montreal, Quebec, 7 - 9 September 1955)

Authors
  1. Brown, R.M.
  2. Grummitt, W.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Chemical Labs, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, Chalk River ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Rain and snow samples collected at Ottawa 1951-1953 were found to range from 17.1 to 42.0 tritium atoms per E18 hydrogen atoms, averaging 26.6 Tritium values for Ottawa rain-water for 1954 showed marked effects of the thermonuclear tests in the Pacific, rising 10 to 100 fold during the test period, then gradually returning to normal, demonstrating a half time for washout of 35 days. Surface sea-water samples collected at widely separated sites in 1954 and 1955 showed tritium concentrations which corresponds with the amount of artificially produced tritium observed in Ottawa rain. Subsurface samples collected at one station off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1955 showed an unexpected concentration level and pattern.
Keywords
Air pollution
Report Number
AECL-277 — Reprint; Previously accessioned as DSIS 56/06267
Date of publication
15 Nov 1955
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Canadian J of Chemistry, vol 34, 1956, p 220-226
DSTKIM No
92-03609
CANDIS No
126969
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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