1.1 This practice covers the determination of alpha emitting isotopes of uranium, plutonium, americium and curium in food samples in the range of 0.002 Bq/gram (0.054 pCi/gram) or greater.
There is an increasing need for rapid radioanalytical methods both for routine surveillance testing and for emergency response. It is anticiapted that this standard will be adopted by the FDA/USDA and by laboratories performing actinide radiochemical analyses.
Americium; Am-241; Curium; Cm-243; Cm-244; Plutonium; Pu-238; Pu-239; Pu-240; Pu-239/240; Uranium; U-234; U-235; U-236; U-238; alpha spectrometry; food
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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