Evaluating the reproducibility of environmental radioactivity monitoring data through replicate sample analysis [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif. : Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1978.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 18 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- At the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, about 10% of the sampling effort in the environmental monitoring program represents replicate sample collection. Replication of field samples was initiated as part of the quality assurance program for environmental monitoring to determine the reproducibility of environmental measurements. In the laboratory these replicates are processed along with routine samples. As all components of variance are included in analysis of such field samples, comparison of the analytical data from replicate analyses provides a basis for estimating the overall reproducibility of the measurements. The replication study indicates that the reproducibility of environmental radioactivity monitoring data is subject to considerably more variability than is indicated by the accompanying counting errors. The data are also compared with analyses of duplicate aliquots from a well mixed sample or with duplicate aliquots of samples with known radionuclide content. These comparisons show that most of the variability is associated with the collection and preparation of the sample rather than with the analytical procedures.
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24. conference on bioassay, environmental and analytical chemistry, Annapolis, MD, USA, 18 Oct 1978.
Lindeken, C.L.; White, J.H.; Silver, W.J.
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