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Comparison of Concentration Methods for Low-level Radiocesium in Fresh Water
Tetsuo YASUTAKAMoono SHINYuichi ONDATakuro SHINANOSeiji HAYASHIHirofumi TSUKADATatsuo AONOKazuki IIJIMASadao EGUCHIKoichi OHNOYukihiro YOSHIDAHiroshi KAMIHIGASHIKiyoshi KITAMURATomijiro KUBOTANorio NOGAWANatsuki YOSHIKAWAHiroaki YAMAGUCHIKeisuke SUEKIHideki TSUJISusumu MIYAZUYukiko OKADAMomo KURIHARASandor TARJANHisaya MATSUNAMIShigeo UCHIDA
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2017 Volume 66 Issue 4 Pages 299-307

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A large amount of radiocesium was released from the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Company. The determination of dissolved and particulate radiocesium concentrations in water is important, which can be used as basic information for understanding the long-term radiocesium dynamics in the environment and the transfer of radiocesium to crops. Conventional quantitative methods include the evaporative concentration to the dryness method and the AMP method. These methods need to concentrate about 20–200 L of water due to the low concentration of the dissolved radiocesium. After the accident, several new methods, such as the Prussian blue filter cartridge method and the solid-phase disk method, have been developed and put to practical use. In this study, we carried out an accuracy evaluation test to assess five methods (i.e., the evaporative concentration to dryness method, the AMP method, the Prussian blue filter cartridge method, the solid-phase disk method, and the ion-change resin method) using 3 types of water samples containing 0.01-1.0 Bq L−1 of dissolved radiocesium. Our results showed that the z-scores of over 80 % of the measured data were within ±2 and their CVs in the range of 8-13 %, indicating good reproducibility of these methods.

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