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)

Authors

    • Marine Environment LaboratoriesInternational Atomic Energy Agency
  • M. Betti
    • Marine Environment LaboratoriesInternational Atomic Energy Agency
  • P. P. Povinec
    • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius University
  • M. Benmansour
    • Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires
  • V. Bünger
    • Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
  • J. Drefvelin
    • Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority
  • C. Engeler
    • RWS Centre for Water Management, WGMLA-Radiochemistry
  • J. M. Flemal
    • Scientific Institute of Public Health
  • C. Gascó
    • Centro de Investigaciones EnergéticasMedioAmbientales y Technológicas
  • J. Guillevic
    • Institut de Radioprotection et de Surette Nucléaire
  • R. Gurriaran
    • Institut de Radioprotection et de Surette Nucléaire, IRSN/DEI/STEME/LMRE
  • M. Groening
    • International Atomic Energy Agency, Isotope Hydrology Section
  • J. D. Happel
    • Tritium LaboratoryUniversity of Miami
  • J. Herrmann
    • Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
  • S. Klemola
    • Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
  • M. Kloster
    • Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
  • G. Kanisch
    • Institute of Fishery EcologyJohann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute
  • K. Leonard
    • Lowestoft LaboratoryCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
  • S. Long
    • Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland
  • S. Nielsen
    • Radiation Research DepartmentRiso National Laboratory
  • J.-S. Oh
    • Geochemistry Research GroupNational Oceanography Centre Southampton
  • P. U. Rieth
    • Institute of Fishery EcologyJohann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute
  • I. Östergren
    • Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
  • H. Pettersson
    • Faculty of Health SciencesLinköping University
  • N. Pinhao
    • Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear
  • L. Pujol
    • Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas, Área de Aplicaciones Isotópicas
  • K. Sato
    • Japan Chemical Analysis Center
  • J. Schikowski
    • Institut für Physikalische ChemieGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Z. Varga
    • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Isotopes
    • European Commission, Joint Research CentreInstitute for Transuranium Elements
  • V. P. Vartti
    • Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
  • J. Zheng
    • Environmental Radiation Effects Research GroupNational Institute of Radiological Sciences
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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