The CAIS has developed and tested the Field-Deployable Tritium
Analysis System (FDTAS) to perform near real-time, in situ analysis
of tritium in surface and ground water samples. The FDTAS can
be deployed in the field and controlled remotely by a technician
in a laboratory. The unit can be programmed to collect and analyze
water samples using a portable LS counter optimized with a background
reduction system. Tritium concentrations as low as 10 Bq/L (~270
pCi/L) can be determined.