ASTM International - ASTM C1205-07
Standard Test Method for The Radiochemical Determination of Americium-241 in Soil by Alpha Spectrometry
|Publication Date:||1 June 2007|
|ICS Code (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology):||27.120.30|
significance And Use:
This test method provides the speed and high decontamination factors attainable with liquid-liquid extraction of the actinides and eliminates filtration techniques that are more time... View More
This test method provides the speed and high decontamination factors attainable with liquid-liquid extraction of the actinides and eliminates filtration techniques that are more time consuming.
This test method provides a precise determination of americium in concentrations normally found in environmental samples.View Less
1.1 This method covers the determination of americium-241 in soil by means of chemical separations and alpha spectrometry. It is designed to analyze up to ten grams of soil or other sample matrices that contain up to 30 mg of combined rare earths. This method allows the determination of americium-241 concentrations from ambient levels to applicable standards. The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
1.2 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 specific precaution statements, see Section 10.