C1507-01 Standard Test Method for Radiochemical Determination of Strontium-90 in Soil

Copyright 2002 ASTM International,
West Conshohocken, PA. All rights reserved.

1. Scope

1.1 This test method is applicable to the determination of strontium-90 in soil at levels of detection dependent on count time, sample size, detector efficiency, background, and recovery.

1.2 This test method is designed for the analysis of ten grams of soil, previously collected and treated as described in Practices C 998 and C 999. This test method may not be able to completely dissolve all soil matrices.

1.3 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.

2. Referenced Documents

C998 Practice for Sampling Surface Soil for Radionuclides
C999 Practice for Soil Sample Preparation for the Determination of Radionuclides
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

Index Terms 

beta counting; extraction chromatography; soil analysis; strontium-90; strontium-90 determination