Standard Swedish standard · SS-ISO 18589-6:2009

Measurements of radioactivity in the environment - Soil - Part 6: Measurement of gross alpha and gross beta activities (ISO 18589-6:2009, IDT)

Status: Withdrawn · Replaced by: SS-ISO 18589-6:2020

This part of ISO 18589 provides a method that allows an estimation of gross radioactivity of alpha- and beta-emitters present in soil samples. It applies, essentially, to systematic inspections based on comparative measurements or to preliminary site studies to guide the testing staff both in the choice of soil samples for measurement as a priority and in the specific analysis methods for implementation.

The gross a or ß radioactivity is generally different from the sum of the effective radioactivities of the radionuclides present since, by convention, the same alpha counting efficiency is assigned for all the alpha emissions and the same beta counting efficiency is assigned for all the beta emissions


General (13.080.01) Radiation measurements (17.240)

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Language: English

Written by: SIS - Miljö och energi

International title:

Article no: STD-69262

Edition: 1

Approved: 3/17/2009

No of pages: 28

Replaced by: SS-ISO 18589-6:2020