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Komité: CEN/TC 327 (Animal feeding stuffs - Methods of sampling and analysis)
Sluttdato: 6. feb 2020
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This standard describes a method of Iodium-131, Caesium-134 and Caesium-137 massic activity (Bq/kg) determination in animal feed. Today, the most commonly used method for identification and quantification of radioactivity from these radionuclides in feed samples is high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry. It is based on analysis of full-energy peaks (FEP) of the emitted gamma rays. Therefore, care should be taken to use appropriate energy and efficiency calibrations for each detector and test portion used. In this standard, general guidance on the preparation of feed samples is provided together with specific information on high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry of the three radionuclides Iodium-131, Caesium-134 and Caesium-137. More information on these and related topics can be found in specific standards referred to in this document. For example, generic advice on the equipment selection, detectors and quality assurance for gamma-ray spectrometry can be found in ISO 20042:2016. The current standard aims to be complementary to existing standards, as an aid to laboratory practitioners that are faced with a situation, which requires response to the current topic without having to go through and interpret standards with general descriptions of gamma-ray spectrometry in order to measure in a standardised way. This standard contains information specific to the three radionuclides that it covers. Examples are provided in Annex …(to be added).