Characterization and calibration of a novel detection system for real time monitoring of radioactive contamination in water processed at water treatment facilities

P. Carconi, P. De Felice, A. Fazio, A. Petrucci, M. Lunardon, S. Moretto, L. Stevanato, D. Cester, P. Pastore

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Abstract

Characterization and calibration measurements were carried out at the National Institute of Ionizing Radiation Metrology of ENEA on the TAp WAter RAdioactivity (TAWARA) Real Time Monitor system recently developed for real time monitoring of radioactive contamination in water processed at water treatment facilities. Reference radiations and radionuclides were chosen in order to reflect energy ranges and radiation types of the major water radioactive contaminants possibly arising from environmental, industrial or terroristic origin. The following instrument parameters were tested: sensitivity, selectivity, background, short/long term stability, linearity with respect to activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138 - 145
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiation

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