Since its foundation in 1993, IAF-Radioökologie GmbH (IAF) has become a leading radionuclide laboratory and interdisciplinary radiation safety and radon consultancy. IAF is trusted by private organisations, regulators, authorities and governments in Germany and worldwide.
Our outstanding reputation rests on superior quality of our laboratory for more than 20 years, state-of-the-art analytical technology, advanced radiochemical methods. Our focus is on highest precision and reliability of results delivered and the conclusions drawn from them by us and our customers. Our laboratory stands out by client-oriented, flexible sample logistics, very short turnaround time and comprehensive client service. We go far beyond mere analytics and provide bespoke, scientific interpretation of the laboratory results.
As a leading nuclide laboratory and consultancy in the field of natural and artificial radioactivity as well as in the field of indoor and outdoor radon, IAF has been, and continues to be, involved in numerous high profile R&D projects, e.g., for the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Our innovative measurement and analytical methods are accepted by regulatory authorities and set new standards, for example in the highly efficient test procedures for surface contamination to clear/release materials from regulatory control (total alpha contamination or large amounts of metallic scrap) or in-situ techniques to determine the specific activity of NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials).
Our nuclide laboratory is accredited under ISO 17025:2005. IAF has also been recognised by the Saxon State Ministry for Social and Consumer Protection as an official monitoring agency according to Art. 15 of the Ordinance on Drinking Water Quality (2001).
The symbiosis of high end consulting competence and radiochemical experience combined with our comprehensive range of capabilities for sampling, in-situ measurements (especially in the field of indoor and outdoor radon) and other field work allows us to support our clients and provide one-stop, site-specific solutions to their radiological problems.
In the field of radon measurement and assessment, IAF operates an extensive range of measurement devices including numerous electronic radon monitors. IAF is one of the few companies in this specialised field holding an accreditation for measurement of indoor radon concentration. Because of the high requirements on quality management and more than 20 years of experience in the field of radon measurements, IAF is not only an ideal partner for the characterization of the radon situation in buildings, but also for planning of radon mitigation measures in existing and new buildings, and for mining and industrial processes and residues.
IAF is embedded in national and international networks and contributes to expert working groups in a number of fields, such as the development of guidelines and methodological recommendations. This ensures continued professional development at a high technical level. For example, IAF experts have been involved in the development of the recommendations on analysis methods for the amended Drinking Water Ordinance (November 2015). IAF has also been instrumental in developing the European ALARA Network for NORM (EANNORM). Senior staff of IAF are continuously involved in working groups of the German-Swiss Professional Association for Radiation Protection (Fachverband Strahlenschutz e.V.) and the IAEA, (e.g., IAEA ENVIRONET, IAEA ENVIRONET NORM, Determination of Environmental Remediation End States (DERES)). This ensures that our professional staff are abreast of new developments at all times.