ASTM International - ASTM D2460-07
Standard Test Method for Alpha-Particle-Emitting Isotopes of Radium in Water
|Publication Date:||15 June 2007|
|ICS Code (Examination of water for chemical substances):||13.060.50|
|ICS Code (Examination of physical properties of water):||13.060.60|
significance And Use:
Radium is one of the most radiotoxic elements. Its isotope of mass 226 is the most hazardous because of its long half-life. The isotopes 223 and 224, although not as hazardous, are of some concern... View More
Radium is one of the most radiotoxic elements. Its isotope of mass 226 is the most hazardous because of its long half-life. The isotopes 223 and 224, although not as hazardous, are of some concern in appraising the quality of water.
1.1 This test method covers the separation of dissolved radium from water for the purpose of measuring its radioactivity. Although all radium isotopes are separated, the test method is limited to alpha-particle-emitt
1.2 This test method may be used for absolute measurements by calibrating with a suitable alpha-emitting radioisotope such as 226Ra, or for relative methods by comparing measurements with each other. Mixtures of radium isotopes may be reported as equivalent 226Ra. Information is also provided from which the relative contributions of radium isotopes may be calculated.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific precautionary statement, see Section 9.