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Collection and preparation of bottom sediment samples for analysis of radionuclides and trace elements

Abstract

The publication is the first in a series of TECDOCs on sampling and sample handling as part of the IAEA support to improve reliability of nuclear analytical techniques (NATs) in Member State laboratories. The purpose of the document is to provide information on the methods for collecting sediments, the equipment used, and the sample preparation techniques for radionuclide and elemental analysis. The most appropriate procedures for defining the strategies and criteria for selecting sampling locations, for sample storage and transportation are also given. Elements of QA/QC and documentation needs for sampling and sediment analysis are discussed. Collection and preparation of stream and river bottom sediments, lake bottom sediments, estuary bottom sediments, and marine (shallow) bottom sediments are covered. The document is intended to be a comprehensive manual for the collection and preparation of bottom sediments as a prerequisite to obtain representative and meaningful results using NATs. Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) is emphasized as an important aspect to ensure proper collection, transportation, preservation, and analysis since it forms the basis for interpretation and legislation. Although there are many approaches and methods available for sediment analyses, the scope of the report is limited to sample preparation for (1) analysis of  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2003
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1360
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 59 refs, 1 fig., 4 tabs; PBD: Jul 2003
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ALPHA SPECTROSCOPY; BETA SPECTROSCOPY; DRYING; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; ICP MASS SPECTROSCOPY; LAKES; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; PIXE ANALYSIS; POLLUTANTS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; RIVERS; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SAMPLERS; SAMPLING; SEAS; SEDIMENTS; STORAGE; X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS
OSTI ID:
20386536
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 92-0-109003-X; ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0302344066609
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/te_1360_web.pdf; For availability on CD-ROM, please contact IAEA, Sales and Promotion Unit: E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/publications.asp
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
130 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Collection and preparation of bottom sediment samples for analysis of radionuclides and trace elements. IAEA: N. p., 2003. Web.
Collection and preparation of bottom sediment samples for analysis of radionuclides and trace elements. IAEA.
2003. "Collection and preparation of bottom sediment samples for analysis of radionuclides and trace elements." IAEA.
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title = {Collection and preparation of bottom sediment samples for analysis of radionuclides and trace elements}
abstractNote = {The publication is the first in a series of TECDOCs on sampling and sample handling as part of the IAEA support to improve reliability of nuclear analytical techniques (NATs) in Member State laboratories. The purpose of the document is to provide information on the methods for collecting sediments, the equipment used, and the sample preparation techniques for radionuclide and elemental analysis. The most appropriate procedures for defining the strategies and criteria for selecting sampling locations, for sample storage and transportation are also given. Elements of QA/QC and documentation needs for sampling and sediment analysis are discussed. Collection and preparation of stream and river bottom sediments, lake bottom sediments, estuary bottom sediments, and marine (shallow) bottom sediments are covered. The document is intended to be a comprehensive manual for the collection and preparation of bottom sediments as a prerequisite to obtain representative and meaningful results using NATs. Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) is emphasized as an important aspect to ensure proper collection, transportation, preservation, and analysis since it forms the basis for interpretation and legislation. Although there are many approaches and methods available for sediment analyses, the scope of the report is limited to sample preparation for (1) analysis of radionuclides (including sediment dating using radionuclides such as Pb-210 and Cs-137) and (2) analysis of trace, minor and major elements using nuclear and related analytical techniques such as NAA, XRF and PIXE.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2003}
month = {Jul}
}