Application to participate in the Worldwide proficiency test IAEA-TEL-2011-03 on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in soil and water

Registration is closed

The IAEA Environment Laboratories (IAEA-EL) are planning to organize a proficiency test on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in soil and water according to the following schedule:

  • Target group:  Worldwide laboratories interested in the analysis of natural and artificial radionuclides radionuclides in environmental samples
  • Matrix:  Milled, dried and sterilized soil from Chernobyl area,
    Tap water spiked with tritium and gamma emitting radionuclides.
  • Sample Set: Each participant will receive one soil sample (~200 g) and 3 water samples (~500 ml).
  • Target analytes (tentative):
    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.
  • Target dates (tentative):
    • 20 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
    • 15 March 2012                    - Results submission deadline
    • 15 April 2012                       - Individual evaluation reports
    • 30 July 2012                       - Draft of summary report
    • 30 December 2012           - Final of summary report
  • For more information contact the PT officer Mr. Abdulghani Shakhashiro at: a.shakhashiro@iaea.org



    Last update: January, 2012

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