In collaboration with Lancaster University, Hybrid has produced a prototype device for the real-time measurement of waterborne tritium. Laboratory measurements of groundwater samples confirm detection of concentrations as low as 10kBq/l (10Bq/g) and that measurements are immune to other possible contaminants.
In November 2020 the company received an award from the Sellafield Gamechangers Programme for Proof of Concept for the Rapid, interference free measurement of waterborne tritium. This project is developing the instrument further with an anticipated detection level of 100Bq/l.
With the support of LabLogic Systems Limited in automating the fluid handling, the aim is on-site deployment in June 2021.