The IAEA Environment Laboratories (IAEA-EL) are planning to organize a proficiency test for ALMERA network on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in soil and water according to the following schedule:
ALMERA Network laboratories interested in the analysis of natural and artificial radionuclides radionuclides in environmental samples
In Soil: K-40, Sr-90, Cs-137, Pb-210, Ra-226, U-234, U-238, Pu-238, Pu-239+240 and Am-241.
In water: H-3, Co-60, Cs-134, Cs-137 and Eu-152.
These analytes will be evaluated against pre-established reference values and associated uncertainties.
18 May 2011 - Opening date for on-line registration
30 June 2011 - Closing date for on-line registration
30 July 2011 - Organizer confirmation of the participation in the PT
15 October 2011 - Shipment of the samples
30 January 2012 - Results submission deadline*
15 March 2012 - Individual evaluation reports
30 June 2012 - Draft of summary report
30 September 2012 - Final of summary report
*Results submission deadline for rapid reporting of gamma emitting radionuclides is three working days from the date of samples receipt confirmed by the forwarder
For more information contact the PT officer Mr. Sandor Tarjan at: firstname.lastname@example.org