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Quality Assurance in Gamma-Ray Spectrometry of Seabed Sediments

Branko Petrinec / Zdenko Franić / Tomislav Bituh / Dinko Babić
Published Online: 2011-03-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2078

Quality Assurance in Gamma-Ray Spectrometry of Seabed Sediments

This article brings the results of a method for quality assurance in gamma-ray spectrometry of seabed sediments. Sediments were collected in selected locations of the South and Middle Adriatic Sea using grab and corer tools. Using our own experimental design, we determined the self-attenuation factors of selected samples. The article also discusses sources of uncertainty in gamma-ray spectrometry, which is another important issue in quality assurance. Together with self-attenuation correction sources of uncertainty are used to calculate the activity concentration for a given sample. The presented procedure demonstrates how a gamma-ray spectrometry experiment should be approached in order to properly account for errors and uncertainties specific to a particular sample.

Osiguranje kvalitete U gama-spektrometriji morskih sedimenata

U ovom radu predstavljena je metoda za osiguranje kvalitete u gama-spektrometriji sedimenata s morskog dna, skupljenih s pomoću grabila i gravitacijske udarne sonde iz odabranih područja srednjeg i južnog dijela Jadranskog mora. Uzorci za gama-spektrometriju pripremljeni su prema standardnim metodama. Eksperimentalnom metodom razvijenom u našem laboratoriju odredili smo samoatenuacijske koeficijente odabranih uzoraka. Također raspravljamo o izvorima nesigurnosti u gama-spektrometriji kao važnom čimbeniku u osiguranju kvalitete. Zajedno sa samoatenuacijskim koeficijenima, ostali izvori nesigurnosti nužni su za dobivanje potpunog izračuna koncentracije aktivnosti za određeni uzorak. Ovdje predstavljena metoda prikazuje način pristupanja gama-spektrometrijskomu mjerenju, kako bismo pravilno objasnili nesigurnosti i korekcije koje potječu iz jedinstvenosti svakog uzorka.

Keywords: 137Cs; measurement uncertainty; self-attenuation

Keywords: 137Cs; mjerna nesigurnost; samoatenuacija

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Published Online: 2011-03-21

Published in Print: 2011-03-01


Citation Information: Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 17–23, ISSN (Print) 0004-1254, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-62-2011-2078.

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