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  • 1 University of Lund Department of Nuclear Physics Sölvegatan 14 S-223 62 Lund (Sweden)
  • | 2 University of Lund Department of Quaternary Geology Tornavägen 13 S-223 63 Lund (Sweden)
  • | 3 University of Göteborg Department of Radiation Physics Sahlgrenska sjukhuset S-413 45 Göteborg (Sweden)
  • | 4 Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB S-742 03 Östhammar (Sweden)
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Abstract  

The results of a one-year study of the total air-borne14C effluents from two Swedish light-water reactors, one boiling water reactor (BWR) at Forsmark and one pressurized water reactor (PWR) at Ringhals, are presented. Air emitted from the stacks has been collected continuously over two-week periods and the14C content in the samples has been analysed using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The14C activity concentration in the air issuing from the stack of the PWR varied between 2 and 1132 Bq/m3 with a mean value of 200 Bq/m3, while from the BWR the activity concentration varied between 4 and 146 Bq/m3, with a mean value of 95 Bq/m3. The corresponding14C release rate was 0.27 TBq/GWel·year for the PWR and 0.48 TBq/GWel·year for the BWR. During the same period of time, for comparison, the14C activity in continuously collected air from the stack of the PWR was also measured by liquid scintillation counting. In most cases the results of these measurements were in fair agreement with the corresponding AMS results.

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  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Analytical Chemistry
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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)