BS ISO 18589-6:2019 - Measurement of radioactivity in the environment. Soil. Gross alpha and gross beta activities. Test method using gas-flow proportional counting

BS ISO 18589-6:2019

Measurement of radioactivity in the environment. Soil. Gross alpha and gross beta activities. Test method using gas-flow proportional counting

Status : Current   Published : January 2020

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This document provides a method that allows an estimation of gross radioactivity of alpha- and beta-emitters present in soil samples. It applies, essentially, to systematic inspections based on comparative measurements or to preliminary site studies to guide the testing staff both in the choice of soil samples for measurement as a priority and in the specific analysis methods for implementation.

The gross ? or ? radioactivity is generally different from the sum of the effective radioactivities of the radionuclides present since, by convention, the same alpha counting efficiency is assigned for all the alpha emissions and the same beta counting efficiency is assigned for all the beta emissions.

Soil includes rock from bedrock and ore as well as construction materials and products, potery, etc. using naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) or those from technological processes involving Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM), e.g. the mining and processing of mineral sands or phosphate fertilizer production and use.

The test methods described in this document can also be used to assess gross radioactivity of alpha- and beta-emitters in sludge, sediment, construction material and products following proper sampling procedure[2][3][4][5][7][8].

For simplification, the term “soil” used in this document covers the set of elements mentioned above.




Standard NumberBS ISO 18589-6:2019
TitleMeasurement of radioactivity in the environment. Soil. Gross alpha and gross beta activities. Test method using gas-flow proportional counting
StatusCurrent
Publication Date03 January 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 18589-1, ISO 80000-10, ISO 18589-2, ISO 18589-4, ISO 11074
Informative References(Provided for Information)NF M 60-790-5, ISO 5667-19, ISO 11929 (all parts), ISO 16000-11, ISO 5667-17, ISO 5667-13, EN 16516, ASTM D3648-04, NUREG-1576, ISO 5667-12, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3
ReplacesBS ISO 18589-6:2009
International RelationshipsISO 18589-6:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30325460 DC
DescriptorsRadioactivity, Radioactive materials, Specimen preparation, Soil surveys, Alpha particles, Soils, Beta-particles, Radioactive wastes, Soil testing, Radionuclides, Radioactive pollution, Radiation measurement
ICS13.080.01
17.240
Title in FrenchMesurage de la radioactivité dans l'environnement. Sol Mesurage des activités alpha globale et bêta globale. Méthode d’essai utilisant un compteur proportionnel à circulation gazeuse
CommitteeNCE/2
ISBN978 0 580 90604 6
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages22
File Size2.331 MB
Price£130.00


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