Radiochemical analysis

Practical analytical solutions

Tracerco has extensive experience in the detection and measurement of radioisotopes across several industry sectors. This means we fully understand your radiochemical problems, and can offer a range of analytical services to ensure you comply with your environmental and waste management responsibilities.

Gamma Spectrometry

Tracerco specialises in the full characterisation of a range of NORM materials. Typically these include Ra-226, Pb-214, Bi-214, Pb-210, Ac-228, Pb-212, Bi-212, Tl-208, U-235 and Th-234. Our high-sensitivity detectors and tailored methods enable us to meet the stringent requirements of the current UK Environmental Permitting Regulations for both solid and aqueous wastes. This data is often required rapidly to meet operational demands, so we provide urgent completion of analysis within as little as one working day.

Alpha Spectrometry

Po-210 is an alpha-emitting radionuclide which is currently reportable under the UK Environmental Permitting Regulations. Tracerco is able to provide a rapid, cost-effective analysis for Po-210 in parallel to gamma spectrometry.

Thorium, uranium, plutonium and americium analysis by alpha spectrometry are also available with prior agreement from the laboratory.

LSA produced water analysis

Developed to serve the UK offshore oil and gas industry, we routinely determine levels of soluble and insoluble Ra-226 and Ac-228 in discharge water. Due to the low regulatory threshold levels, an extended analysis period of up to 60 days is required to achieve sufficiently low limits of detection. In addition, a total Po-210 measurement is included in this analysis suite.

Leak tests

Tracerco offers a full analytical and certification service for leak testing a variety of nucleonic devices. Determination of Cs-137, Am-241 and Co-60 are the commonly requested nuclides, but analysis for a wide range of other non-natural isotopes is also available on request.

Our comprehensive analytical services also include compositional analysis and our Antrac Waste Management solution. Request analysis (PDF | Word) or contact us to find out more.

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