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WRRCTR No.34 Some Measurements of the Tritium Content in the Natural Waters of Southern Oahu, Hawaii

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Item Summary Hufen, Theodorus H. Duce, Robert A. Lau, L. Stephen 2009-04-08T00:51:17Z 2009-04-08T00:51:17Z 1969-11
dc.identifier.citation Hufen TH, Duce RA, Lau LS. 1969. Some measurements of the tritium content in the natural waters of Southern Oahu, Hawaii. WRRC technical report, 34.
dc.description.abstract An analysis was made of the tritium content of samples from various sources of surface and subsurface waters of the island of Oahu. Twenty rainwater samples collected from various rain gages located on the Koolau Range over a period of four months showed an activity between 16.3 and 28.2 tritium units. Samples from four streams in the Pearl Harbor area ranged from 14.5 to 21.3 tritium units, while samples from two springs and five wells in this same area all showed an activity below 5 tritium units. The instrumentation consisted of an electrolysis enrichment apparatus, a vacuum distillation unit and a liquid scintillation counter. A detailed description is given of the various parts of the electrolysis apparatus and the vacuum distillation unit. Both the enrichment and counting procedures are reviewed as well as the calibration of these systems.
dc.description.sponsorship U.S. Department of the Interior Grant/Contract No. 14-01-0001-1630; A-016-HI
dc.format.extent vi + 32 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Technical Report
dc.relation.ispartofseries 34
dc.subject.lcsh Hydrology -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
dc.subject.lcsh Radioisotopes in hydrology.
dc.subject.lcsh Tritium.
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Analysis.
dc.title WRRCTR No.34 Some Measurements of the Tritium Content in the Natural Waters of Southern Oahu, Hawaii
dc.type Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
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