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Radiochemical Characterizations - Lab Support

Analysis of a variety of sample types for radiochemical characterization
Kinectrics’ Analytical and Environmental Services Laboratory (AESL) has conducted radiochemical characterization of many sample media including water, resin, sludge, filters, mixed waste, oils, smears, construction materials, etc. from nuclear facilities.
In performing the radiochemical analyses, a number of different characterization methods have been employed, depending on the analytes of interest:
  • Gamma spectrometry
  • Alpha spectrometry
  • Gross alpha / beta analysis by gas proportional counter
  • Liquid Scintillation Analysis
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Kinectrics' AESL provides complete characterization of samples from elemental compositions (U, Th by ICP-MS) to complete radiochemical characteristics - alpha, beta and gamma emitters.

All analytical methods are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to meet ISO/IEC 17025.

Data generated from the measured radionuclide activity data for various alpha/beta emitters in smears and waste samples have been input into the Scaling Factors Database maintained by Kinectrics. l