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Hands-On Radiochemistry Training Course
Ten CEUs Awarded Upon Completion (includes certification exam)

*next date T.B.A. in Richland, WA
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Who Should Attend
Chemists, engineers, scientists, technicians, and managers who recognize the need for improvement of their skill set and fundamental knowledge of radiochemistry. This course is a unique world class hands-on training for learning the fundamentals of radiochemistry. The Radiochemistry Society provides this exclusive and highly limited training only once annually. Space is limited to only 20 individuals per course!

Completion of this ten day hands-on course will provide the attendee a unique and rare skill set.
The Needs - How You'll Benefit from This Course    View Commentary
Many in both undergraduate and graduate studies have not had a great deal of formal academic training in radiochemistry. There is an urgent need for formal education on both nuclear and radiochemical concepts. In the past, many learning opportunities at nuclear sites have consisted of on the job training which may have resulted in less than adequate training. The need for formal, world-class hands-on radiochemistry training is urgent.
  • Reduce lab costs through Increased Lab Efficiency.
  • Reduce Quality Failures the cost of questionable practices can be high!
  • Increase Market Stature through certification.
  • Market Penetration through development of a rare skill set.
  • Provides a high level of confidence through Formal Training that is almost non-existent in academia.
  • Gain a Competitive Advantage through a highly unique skill set.
  • This hands-on training will provide a life-long skill set that will Enhance Your Labs Reputation and the Bottom Line.

Hands-On TrainingThe Radiochemistry Society is dedicated to providing world-class training for the promotion of this rare skill set. You will receive step by step instruction on all aspects of radiometric measurements as well as laboratory safety. This unique hands-on training will provide the basis for highly effective radiometric operations. This course will provide well established principles for effective and proper radiometric laboratory operations. These ten days of training will provide a life-long skill set that will enhance anyone's career.

In this course you will:
  • Perform hands-on radiometric operations with seasoned experts on separations problems and challenges that are faced daily in radiochemistry
  • Develop a very rare skill set
  • Better understand which instrument techniques meet a specific radioanalytical need
  • Receive references to deepen your understanding of nuclear concepts and fundamentals
  • Learn methods of optimizing laboratory operations


Program Agenda - What You'll Learn in this Course  *All courses are taught from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day

  • Nuclear Theory, Concepts and Calculations
  • Applications of Radiochemistry to Medicine, Energy, Environment and Industry
  • Control, Handling & Use of Radioactive Materials
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Laboratory Operations OverviewHands-On Radiochemistry
  • Fundamental Principles of Radiochemistry
  • The Radiometric Measurement Concepts
  • Preparation of Radioactive Standards & Tracers
  • Sample Receipt / Sample Screening
  • Sample Preparation Techniques
  • Separation Chemistry Concepts
  • Best Methods and Strategies for Separation Chemistry
  • Ion Exchange Concepts
  • Co-precipitation Concepts
  • Principles of Actinide Separation Chemistry
  • Gross Alpha / Gross Beta Measurement
  • Fission Product Chemistry & Measurement
  • Principles of Alpha Spectrometry
  • Principles of Gamma Spectrometry
  • Principles of Liquid Scintillation Counting
  • Principles of Gas Flow Proportional Counting
  • Principles of Mass Spectrometry
  • Laboratory Quality Control & Quality Assurance
  • Statistics, Measurement Uncertainties and Total Propagation of Uncertainties
  • International Standards for Detection Limits & Measurement Uncertainties

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Test America

The Radiochemistry Society has teamed with TestAmerica Analytical Testing Corporation in sponsoring this important training by providing laboratory space and instruments. TestAmerica (formerly Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc.) is the leading nationally certified provider of outsourced analytical laboratory, air emissions, environmental and geotechnical drilling, and indoor air quality testing services. Through 73 locations, their clients include leading industrial companies, engineering and consulting firms, and government agencies.

Cost/Reservations
Cost for the complete two week course is $4,995.00 which includes the online Radiochemistry Certification exam, with All Proceeds going to the Radiochemistry Society. Space is limited to 20 students per class. In order to assure placement we encourage you to register early.
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Very comprehensive - liked the printed materials - think they will continue to be useful. I also liked how the instructor tailored (altered) the course as he went along to suit individual students needs.

I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in expanding his/her knowledge and Hands-On experience in Radiochemistry. The instructor was very knowledgeable in the topics. I also enjoyed the opportunity at the follow-up review sessions for questions/clarifications.


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