Radon laboratory

Contact : larocque.marie [at] uqam.ca (larocque[dot]marie[at]uqam[dot]ca)
Ph. : (514) 987-3000 (1515)
Laboratory managers : Matthieu Moingt (moingt.matthieu [at] uqam.ca (moingt[dot]matthieu[at]uqam[dot]ca), 514-987-3000 ext. 6848) and Jonathan Chabot-Grégoire (chabot-gregoire.jonathan [at] uqam.ca (chabot-gregoire[dot]jonathan[at]uqam[dot]ca), 514-987-3000 ext. 0252)


Geotop-UQAM and Institut des sciences de l'environnement
201 Président-Kennedy Ave., 5th floor 
Montréal, QC
H2X 3Y7

The 222Rn laboratory is located in downtown Montreal, in the Président-Kennedy building of the Université du Québec à Montréal. It is dedicated to the measurement of radon in surface water and groundwater.

For any information or quote request, please contact Matthieu Moingt (moingt.matthieu [at] uqam.ca (moingt[dot]matthieu[at]uqam[dot]ca), 514-987-3000 ext. 6848) or Jonathan Chabot-Grégoire (chabot-gregoire.jonathan [at] uqam.ca (chabot-gregoire[dot]jonathan[at]uqam[dot]ca), 514-987-3000 ext. 0252)

The laboratory is equipped with a liquid scintillation counter (Model 300SL, HIDEX Inc.) that can separate the Alpha and Beta spectra, which is essential for quantifying 222Rn activity in water. The analysis of the activity of different Beta transmitters is under development.

Quantification of 222Rn activity by liquid scintillation can be performed on both surface water and groundwater. These analyses are carried out mainly for hydrogeological purposes and, more specifically, to assess exchanges between surface water and groundwater. The laboratory contributes to the training of graduate and postgraduate students and also serves external clients such as the government sector.

The laboratory also has two Durridge-branded RAD-7 portable 222Rn handheld meters. This equipment allows real-time quantification of 222Rn and 220Th during continuous sampling of water or ambient air.

Geotop - student: 30$/sample
Geotop - other: 52$/sample 
External: 60$/sample

Sample bottles are not included in the price.