Using the supplied glass VOA sample collection vial, collect the sample from a source of fresh cold water. The sample must then be returned to the laboratory within four (4) days.
In the laboratory, a measured aliquot of the water sample is mixed with scintillation cocktail in a glass test vial. Radon dissolves into the cocktail over a period of several hours. The vial is then placed in a shielded chamber for counting. Alpha particles emitted by the breakdown products of Radon create scintillations, or flashes of light, in the cocktail. A photo-multiplier tube detects these scintillations, the signal is electronically enhanced, and the effect of the alpha particles are counted. Results are stated in Becquerel per Liter (Bq/L).
If radon concentrations in drinking water exceed 2000 Bq/L, it is recommended that actions be taken to reduce the release of radon from the drinking water into ambient air.
This kit includes:
- Glass VOA Sample Collection Vial.
- Heat Pad to avoid freezing during transit.
- Laboratory Analysis and Report.
NOTE: due to the nature of the product, all sales are final. Canada Radon is not responsible for late or lost shipments to the laboratory by the courier.