Solubility Evaluation of Plutonium and Americium in Waste Material
In 1991, GEL began offering radioanalytical services and today is widely regarded as one of the largest, most proficient, and best equipped commercial radiochemistry laboratories in the United States. GEL specializes in providing radioanalytical services to customers who need accurate data to make informed decisions. We have developed innovative methods that provide information for routine to highly customized analysis. GEL has been involved in studies to determine cesium 137 in bee pollen, thorium isotopes in automotive headlamps, and the amount of trace plutonium in uranium compounds removed from a decommissioning project. Our flexibility in meeting special needs has been proven throughout our company history and extensive testing has been conducted to verify the reliability and accuracy of our procedures now in use at major radiological sites across the United States.
GEL has pioneered the development of many proprietary radiochemistry methods based on DOE and EPA reference methods. GEL supplies a full range of analyses in the areas of :
These analyses are available on a wide variety of matrices including water, air, filters, sediment, vegetation, milk, biota, bioassay, and waste materials.
- Alpha spectrometry
- Liquid scintillation counting
- Gamma spectrometry
- Gas flow proportional counting
- X-Ray spectrometry
- Radon emanation
- Laser kinetic phosphorimetry
Radiological instrumentation is maintained to the exacting standards of the regulatory community. With careful attention to calibration intervals and close scrutiny of daily performance, GEL can offer highly defensible and reliable data able to withstand the rigors of any data validation required. We believe that redundancy in equipment is the best manner to ensure client commitments are met. Currently our count rooms are equipped with 26 high purity germanium detectors, 250 alpha spectrometers, 8 liquid scintillation counters, 2 kinetic phosphorescence analyzers and 66 gas flow proportional counters. This capacity allows for a large quantity of samples processed in a short time interval.