Analytical testing of the radioactivity in effluent, waste water and smears

Eurofins Eichrom Laboratories are accredited by COFRAC, the French accreditation body (a member of ILAC), and satisfy the requirements specified in standard ISO 17025. Eurofins Eichrom offers analytical services set up to measure the radioactivity in effluent and liquid discharges, and also to check surface contamination (using smears) notably to test for any radioactive fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear accident (Japan).

Are you?

  • A hospital or clinic
  • A company that uses sealed or unsealed sources
  • An inspection or monitoring organisation
  • A sample-taking company or an analysis laboratory

Do you need to?

  • Measure radioactivity levels in liquid discharges
  • Check the surface contamination of equipment or work surfaces
  • Monitor equipment fitted with sealed sources
The Surface Contamination Pack

Eurofins Eichrom's "Surface Contamination Pack" is particularly suitable for the verification of the non-contamination of surfaces that may have been exposed to radioactive fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear accident (Japan).

Type of sample Radioactivity analyses
Smears Gamma emitters
Pure beta emitters: 3H, 14C, 63Ni, ...
Alpha emitters

Eurofins Eichrom's "Surface Contamination Pack" is an all-in-one service which includes:

  • Supplying and shipping the smears required (such as paper smears, maximum diameter of 51 mm), on request
  • Handling the transfer of your samples to our laboratories, on request
  • Implementing Eurofins Eichrom protocols for measuring radioactivity, using liquid scintillation counting and other techniques
  • Delivering your results within very short lead times : 72 hours on average
The Hospital Pack

Eurofins Eichrom's "Hospital Pack" is particularly suitable for the management of hospital effluent and medical waste contaminated by radionuclides.

Type of sample Radioactivity analyses
Hospital effluent Gamma emitters likely to be present in the liquid waste:
99Tc, 223I, 131I, 111In, 201Tl, 57Co, 51Cr,…

Eurofins Eichrom's "Hospital Pack" is an all-in-one service which includes:

  • Supplying and shipping the sample bottles required
  • Handling the transfer of your samples to our laboratories, on request
  • Implementing Eurofins Eichrom protocols for measuring, using Gamma spectrometry, the radionuclides likely to be present in the liquid waste, with detection limits of approximately 10 Bq/L
  • Delivering your results within very short lead times : 72 hours maximum

Eurofins Eichrom Laboratories are COFRAC-accredited for the measurement of gamma emitters in waste water. This official recognition certifies the quality of Eurofins Eichrom's technical performance, and confirms that its quality system complies with standard ISO 17025.

Clients served

Below are some examples of the clients who have placed their trust in Eurofins Eichrom Laboratories:

  • Importers of equipment from Asia looking to ensure that their imported packages and containers have not been contaminated by radioactive fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear accident (Japan)
  • Hospitals and clinics which use radionuclides for therapeutic purposes or when carrying out medical diagnostics and which have a contract with Eurofins Eichrom for the monthly testing of their liquid discharges.
  • Companies such as Smiths Detection and Aéroports de Paris. We measure the radioactivity picked up by smears to check the integrity of their radiation detection equipment
  • More references and client endorsements

Are you concerned about possible surface contamination of packages, or do you need to manage liquid waste? If you are looking for an experienced laboratory that delivers high-quality results, then please get in touch so that we can develop with you a suitable technical proposal and pricing structure. Contact us!