Cover DIN EN ISO 18589-4 VDE 0493-4-5894:2022-04

DIN EN ISO 18589-4 VDE 0493-4-5894:2022-04

Measurement of radioactivity in the environment – Soil

Part 4: Plutonium 238 and plutonium 239 + 240 – Test method using alpha spectrometry

(ISO 18589-4:2019); German version EN ISO 18589-4:2021
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2022-04
VDE Art. No.: 0400486

This document specifies method for measuring isotopes (plutonium 238 and plutonium 239+240) in soil by alpha spectrometry samples using chemical spearation techniques. The method can be used for any type of environmental study or monitoring. These techniques can also be used for measurements of very low levels of activity, one or two orders of magnitude less than the level of natural alpha-emitting radionuclides.