A technology of drinking water decontamination from radon and its decay products

Igor Voinov, Viktor P. Remez, Alexey A. Ioshin, Vladimir S. Semenishchev, Dmitry A. Gorchakov
2020 Nukleonika  
AbstractUnderground water is one of the main sources of radon for households. This article focuses on the estimation and removal of radon from underground water using the technology and inorganic sorbents developed by EKSORB Ltd., Russia for liquid radioactive waste treatment in the nuclear power industry. The article presents the results of tests of a system for the removal of radon and radon daughters from water patented by EKSORB. This is achieved by filtering water through RATZIR sorbent,
more » ... h RATZIR sorbent, followed by periodic load regeneration. Over a period of three years, the plant is successful in removing radon from the water that had an initial radon content of approximately 1500 Bq/L to less than 60 Bq/L, without releasing radon to indoor/outdoor air.
doi:10.2478/nuka-2020-0009 fatcat:i5m7hqq62jfbpea6nkpycixata