Campus Access Only
All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of University of the Pacific. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.)
William H. Wadman
One of the essential duties of the State of California Department of Civil Defense in times of nuclear weapon attack will be radiological monitoring. The workers in this field will operate from a mobile laboratory truck, equipped with radiation counters and meters, but containing only the simplest of chemical equipment. One of their main problems will be the determination of the total amount of radioactive material, especially fallout of fission products, in a water sample. As yet no method of analysis both simple and rapid enough for application to mobile operation has been developed.
It was the purpose of this research to develop and refine a simple, rapid, quantitative procedure for the detection and estimation of the total amount of radioactive material contained in a water sample, using only readily available and preferably inexpensive apparatus. However, no attempt has been made to either qualitatively or quantitatively determine any of the possible individual constituents.
Marsh, Kenneth Vergil. (1956). A procedure for the estimation of total radioactivity in water. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1325