RAD7 and BigBottle system has been developed, using large glass bottles, but these are fragile and awkward to carry around. In searching for a better solution, we tested polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for water samples storage to estimate radon loss over time. Two sets of experiments with 0.355 and 1.75 L bottles demonstrated that PET is a suitable material for storage. If correction for 226Ra content in water is applied, we can also calculate the rate of radon loss (0.03 ± 0.08 % day−1).

Tuccimei, P., Lane Smith, D., Galli, G., Lucchetti, C., DE SIMONE, G., Simko, J., et al. (2016). Our PET project: an unlimited supply of big and small water sample vials for the assay of radon in water. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, 307(3), 2277-2280 [10.1007/s10967-015-4532-4].

Our PET project: an unlimited supply of big and small water sample vials for the assay of radon in water

TUCCIMEI, Paola;LUCCHETTI, CARLO;DE SIMONE, GABRIELE;
2016

Abstract

RAD7 and BigBottle system has been developed, using large glass bottles, but these are fragile and awkward to carry around. In searching for a better solution, we tested polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for water samples storage to estimate radon loss over time. Two sets of experiments with 0.355 and 1.75 L bottles demonstrated that PET is a suitable material for storage. If correction for 226Ra content in water is applied, we can also calculate the rate of radon loss (0.03 ± 0.08 % day−1).
Tuccimei, P., Lane Smith, D., Galli, G., Lucchetti, C., DE SIMONE, G., Simko, J., et al. (2016). Our PET project: an unlimited supply of big and small water sample vials for the assay of radon in water. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, 307(3), 2277-2280 [10.1007/s10967-015-4532-4].
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