Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 288, Issue 2, pp 603–611

A certified reference material for radionuclides in the water sample from Irish Sea (IAEA-443)

  • M. K. Pham
  • M. Betti
  • P. P. Povinec
  • M. Benmansour
  • V. Bünger
  • J. Drefvelin
  • C. Engeler
  • J. M. Flemal
  • C. Gascó
  • J. Guillevic
  • R. Gurriaran
  • M. Groening
  • J. D. Happel
  • J. Herrmann
  • S. Klemola
  • M. Kloster
  • G. Kanisch
  • K. Leonard
  • S. Long
  • S. Nielsen
  • J.-S. Oh
  • P. U. Rieth
  • I. Östergren
  • H. Pettersson
  • N. Pinhao
  • L. Pujol
  • K. Sato
  • J. Schikowski
  • Z. Varga
  • V. P. Vartti
  • J. Zheng
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10967-010-0976-8

Cite this article as:
Pham, M.K., Betti, M., Povinec, P.P. et al. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2011) 288: 603. doi:10.1007/s10967-010-0976-8

Abstract

A new certified reference material (CRM) for radionuclides in sea water from the Irish sea (IAEA-443) is described and the results of the certification process are presented. Ten radionuclides (3H, 40K, 90Sr, 137Cs, 234U, 235U, 238U, 238Pu, 239+240Pu and 241Am) have been certified, and information values on massic activities with 95% confidence intervals are given for four radionuclides (230Th, 232Th, 239Pu and 240Pu). Results for less frequently reported radionuclides (99Tc, 228Th, 237Np and 241Pu) are also reported. The CRM can be used for quality assurance/quality control of the analysis of radionuclides in water samples, for the development and validation of analytical methods and for training purposes. The material is available in 5 L units from IAEA (http://nucleus.iaea.org/rpst/index.htm).

Keywords

Certified reference materialSea water, Irish seaRadionuclidesMassic activity

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Pham
    • 1
  • M. Betti
    • 1
  • P. P. Povinec
    • 2
  • M. Benmansour
    • 3
  • V. Bünger
    • 4
  • J. Drefvelin
    • 5
  • C. Engeler
    • 6
  • J. M. Flemal
    • 7
  • C. Gascó
    • 8
  • J. Guillevic
    • 9
  • R. Gurriaran
    • 10
  • M. Groening
    • 11
  • J. D. Happel
    • 12
  • J. Herrmann
    • 13
  • S. Klemola
    • 14
  • M. Kloster
    • 4
  • G. Kanisch
    • 15
  • K. Leonard
    • 16
  • S. Long
    • 17
  • S. Nielsen
    • 18
  • J.-S. Oh
    • 19
  • P. U. Rieth
    • 15
  • I. Östergren
    • 20
  • H. Pettersson
    • 21
  • N. Pinhao
    • 22
  • L. Pujol
    • 23
  • K. Sato
    • 24
  • J. Schikowski
    • 25
  • Z. Varga
    • 26
    • 28
  • V. P. Vartti
    • 14
  • J. Zheng
    • 27
  1. 1.Marine Environment LaboratoriesInternational Atomic Energy AgencyMonacoMonaco
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques NucléairesRabatMorocco
  4. 4.Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Umwelt und VerbraucherschutzBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Norwegian Radiation Protection AuthorityØsteråsNorway
  6. 6.RWS Centre for Water Management, WGMLA-RadiochemistryLelystadNetherlands
  7. 7.Scientific Institute of Public HealthBrusselsBelgium
  8. 8.Centro de Investigaciones EnergéticasMedioAmbientales y TechnológicasMadridSpain
  9. 9.Institut de Radioprotection et de Surette NucléaireLe Vésinet CedexFrance
  10. 10.Institut de Radioprotection et de Surette Nucléaire, IRSN/DEI/STEME/LMREOrsayFrance
  11. 11.International Atomic Energy Agency, Isotope Hydrology SectionViennaAustria
  12. 12.Tritium LaboratoryUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  13. 13.Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und HydrographieHamburgGermany
  14. 14.Radiation and Nuclear Safety AuthorityHelsinkiFinland
  15. 15.Institute of Fishery EcologyJohann Heinrich von Thünen-InstituteHamburgGermany
  16. 16.Lowestoft LaboratoryCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture ScienceLowestoftUK
  17. 17.Radiological Protection Institute of IrelandDublinIreland
  18. 18.Radiation Research DepartmentRiso National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  19. 19.Geochemistry Research GroupNational Oceanography Centre SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  20. 20.Swedish Radiation Safety AuthorityStockholmSweden
  21. 21.Faculty of Health SciencesLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  22. 22.Instituto Tecnológico e NuclearSacavémPortugal
  23. 23.Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas, Área de Aplicaciones IsotópicasMadridSpain
  24. 24.Japan Chemical Analysis CenterChibaJapan
  25. 25.Institut für Physikalische ChemieGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  26. 26.Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of IsotopesBudapestHungary
  27. 27.Environmental Radiation Effects Research GroupNational Institute of Radiological SciencesChibaJapan
  28. 28.European Commission, Joint Research CentreInstitute for Transuranium ElementsKarlsruheGermany