Skip navigation

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: National comparison of methods for determination of radon in water
Authors: Mazur, Jadwiga
Kozak, Krzysztof
Grządziel, Dominik
Guguła, Szymon
Mroczek, Mariusz
Kozłowska, Beata
Walencik-Łata, Agata
Podgórska, Zuzanna
Wołoszczuk, Katarzyna
Przylibski, Tadeusz A.
Kowalska, Agata
Domin, Elżbieta
Wysocka, Małgorzata
Chałupnik, Stanisław
Chmielewska, Izabela
Długosz-Lisiecka, Magdalena
Szajerski, Piotr
Dinh Chau, Nguyen
Krakowska, Paulina
Pliszczyński, Tomasz
Ośko, Jakub
Mazurek, Daria
Keywords: AlphaGUARD monitor; Interlaboratory comparison; LSC method; Radon in water; Z-score value
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Nukleonika, Vol. 65, iss. 2 (2020), s. 77-81
Abstract: The article describes three interlaboratory experiments concerning 222Rn determination in water samples. The fi rst two experiments were carried out with the use of artifi cial radon waters prepared by the Laboratory of Radiometric Expertise (LER), Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków in 2014 and 2018. The third experiment was performed using natural environment waters collected in the vicinity of the former uranium mine in Kowary in 2016. Most of the institutions performing radon in water measurements in Poland were gathered in the Polish Radon Centre Network, and they participated in the experiments. The goal of these exercises was to evaluate different measurement techniques used routinely in Polish laboratories and the laboratories’ profi ciency of radon in water measurements. In the experiment performed in 2018, the reference values of 222Rn concentration in water were calculated based on the method developed at LER. The participants’ results appeared to be worse for low radon concentration than for high radon concentrations. The conclusions drawn on that base indicated the weaknesses of the used methods and probably the sampling. The interlaboratory experiments, in term, can help to improve the participants’ skills and reliability of their results.
DOI: 10.2478/nuka-2020-0011
ISSN: 0029-5922
Appears in Collections:Artykuły (WNŚiT)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Mazur_National_comparison_of_methods_for.pdf311,88 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Uznanie autorstwa - użycie niekomercyjne, bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska Creative Commons License Creative Commons