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Interlaboratory radiochemical analysis comparison on a primary waste flux

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKW-CT-2000-00006

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 August 2002

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 873 572

  • EU contribution

    € 500 525

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

Objective

The aim of the project is to perform an interlaboratory radiochemical analysis campaign on the destructive measurement of radiotoxic and long-lived radionuclides in a primary waste flux from NPP's. An accurate knowledge of the inventory of these radionuclides is a critical parameter for a reliable categorisation of the waste in compliance with the existing disposal site regulations. Therefore it is very important to have access to reliable radiochemical and radioanalytical procedures, which provide results with a high accuracy. The uncertainty of these results is a function of its precision and accuracy. The precision of the result can be determined by an internal control in the laboratory using certified standards.

However, the determination of the accuracy requires specific casks such as:
carrying out repeated analysis using different methodology, analysts and techniques;
control analysis with a reference matrix, or participation in inter-laboratory comparisons.

If each laboratory would have to perform all these tasks by themselves, it could be a time consuming and expensive job. Inter-laboratory comparison studies are a valid and accepted alternative.

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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Address

Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid

Spain

Participants (10)

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

BELGOPROCESS NV

Belgium

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.

Spain

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Italy

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKW-CT-2000-00006

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 August 2002

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 873 572

  • EU contribution

    € 500 525

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain