Abstract Preview

ISO 13168:2015 describes a test method for the simultaneous measurement of tritium and carbon-14 in water samples by liquid scintillation counting of a source obtained by mixing the water sample with a hydrophilic scintillation cocktail.

This is considered a screening method because of the potential presence of interfering nuclides in the test sample.

The method can be used for any type of environmental study or monitoring.

ISO 13168:2015 is applicable to all types of waters having an activity concentration ranging from 5 Bq/l to 106 Bq/l (upper limit of the liquid scintillation counters for direct counting). For higher activity concentrations, the sample can be diluted to obtain a test sample within this range.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2015-07
    Corrected version (en) : 2016-08
    Corrected version (fr) : 2016-08
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 16
  • :
    ISO/TC 147/SC 3
    Radioactivity measurements
  • 13.280
    Radiation protection
    13.060.60
    Examination of physical properties of water

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