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Radioanalytical Services Background Information

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Accreditation

The analyses frequently carried out by Radioanalytical Services and accredited under ISO 17025, by NATA (National Australian Testing Authority) are: gross alpha activity; gross beta activity; potassium-40; radium-226; radium-228; tritium; radon-222 and lead-210.

Our accreditation number is 14442.

The scope of the accredited service is listed below:

7.84 Residues and contaminants in constituents of the environment

0.60 Ionising radiation (measurement of alpha, beta, gamma and neutron radiations)

Analysis of water, trade wastes, ground waters and other waters listed as determination (s) by technique (s) using method (s)-
Alpha activity – gross by evaporation, gas flow proportional counting using in-house RAS-SOP-0100
Beta activity – gross by evaporation, gas flow proportional counting using in-house RAS-SOP-0100
Lead-210 by liquid scintillation counting using in-house RAS-SOP-0300
Potassium-40 by AAS using in-house RAS-SOP-0300
Radium-226 by liquid scintillation counting using in-house RAS-SOP-0300
Radium-228 by high resolution gamma spectrometry using in-house RAS-SOP-0300
Radon-222 by liquid scintillation counting using in-house RAS-SOP-0300
Tritium by liquid scintillation counting using in-house RAS-SOP-0500

Major Equipment

  • Thirty six Canberra high resolution alpha spectrometer measurement chambers
  • Two Canberra Tennelec 5XLB gas flow proportional counters
    www.canberra.com/
  • Packard Tricarb 2900 TR liquid scintillation counter with alpha/beta discrimination
  • Quantulus liquid scintillation counter
  • Six high resolution gamma-ray spectrometers (20 – 54% relative efficiencies)
    www.canberra.com/
  • Varian SpectrAA 55B atomic absorption spectrometer
    www.varianinc.com
  • Milestone microwave digestion system, Ethos Pro
    www.milestonesci.com
  • CO2 Incubator
    Thermoline
    www.thermoline.com.au
  • Freeze dryer
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