Standardized methods for measuring radionuclides in drinking water

M. Forte, A. Bertolo, F. D'Alberti, P. De Felice, D. Desideri, M. Esposito, R. Fresca Fantoni, R. Lorenzelli, A. Luciani, M. Magnoni, F. Marsili, A. Moretti, G. Queirazza, S. Risica, R. Rusconi, S. Sandri, R. Trevisi, M.T. Valentini Ganzerli

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In 2002 the Italian Standardisation Organisation (UNI) - Nuclear Energy Commission (UNICEN) - appointed a working group with the main task of writing a set of standards on drinking water measurements. To date two standards have been designed, namely, for total alpha- and beta-activity, and222Rn. Further procedures are under development for measuring226Ra and U isotopes, and gamma-emitting radionuclides in water. The paper gives an overview of these standards, both developed and under study, with special attention to the validation of the methods. © 2006 Akadémiai Kiadó.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397 - 401
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Forte, M., Bertolo, A., D'Alberti, F., De Felice, P., Desideri, D., Esposito, M., ... Valentini Ganzerli, M. T. (2006). Standardized methods for measuring radionuclides in drinking water. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 269(2), 397 - 401.