Radioactive Aerosols

Whenever radioactivity is released to the atmosphere, for example by the detonation of nuclear weapons or the testing of nuclear weapons or from nuclear reactor accidents that fraction of it which remains airborne for more than a few hours is liable to be attached to aerosol particles. The resulting radioactive aerosols are carried by atmospheric mixing processes until they settle out or are scavenged by precipitation. The radiation exposure pathway of maximum concern to humans is by inhalation of aerosols and their deposition in the respiratory tract. In this context, it is important to note that radioactive aerosols are commonly of natural origin alos. In particular, the associated radionuclides can be of natural terrestrial origin, such as the decay products of radon gas, or they can e cosmogenic, such as beryllium-7. The exposure of miners of uranium and other ores and minerals to radon and its aerosol-borne decay products is of major significance. The book describes the formation of aerosols, their aerodynamic size distribution, their atmospheric residence time, their sampling and measurement, the range of radioactive aerosols found and studied thus far, including man-made nuclides and radon decay products and their interaction with man, including deposition in the lung and subsequent health effects. Advanced level science handbook for researchers, scientists and academics Covers all aspects of radiation exposure in humans, including subsequent health implications Presents the latest findings and analysis in this highly topical area

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  • Author : Constantin Papastefanou
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 186 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080555980
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Radioactive Aerosols

Radioactive Aerosols
  • Author : Constantin Papastefanou
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 July 2011
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Whenever radioactivity is released to the atmosphere, for example by the detonation of nuclear weapons or the testing of nuclear weapons or from nuclear reactor accidents that fraction of it which remains airborne for more than a few hours is liable to be attached to aerosol particles. The resulting radioactive aerosols are carried by atmospheric mixing processes until they settle out or are scavenged by precipitation. The radiation exposure pathway of maximum concern to humans is by inhalation of aerosols

Understanding Radioactive Aerosols and Their Measurement

Understanding Radioactive Aerosols and Their Measurement
  • Author : S.D. Schery
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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This book is intended as an introduction to radioactivity and aerosols for the scientifically literate reader who has had no previous exposure to either of these subjects. Although its main focus is radioactive aerosols, on the road to this subject I provide short, somewhat independent introductions to both radioactivity and aerosols, with some emphasis on experimental aspects. The audience I have in mind is upper-level undergraduates or beginning graduate students with a minimum background of introductory college courses in physics,

Aerosols Handbook

Aerosols Handbook
  • Author : Lev S. Ruzer,Naomi H. Harley
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 28 December 2004
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As more attention is dedicated to understanding the occupational health risks associated with the industrial manufacture and use of nanotechnology, Aerosols Handbook: Measurement, Dosimetry, and Health Effects is a timely presentation of time-tested research in the field of aerosol science. The book covers a multitude of topics in indoor, outdoor,

Aerosol Science

Aerosol Science
  • Author : Ian Colbeck,Mihalis Lazaridis
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 30 January 2014
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Aerosols influence many areas of our daily life. They are at the core of environmental problems such as global warming, photochemical smog and poor air quality. They can also have diverse effects on human health, where exposure occurs in both outdoor and indoor environments. However, aerosols can have beneficial effects too; the delivery of drugs to the lungs, the delivery of fuels for combustion and the production of nanomaterials all rely on aerosols. Advances in particle measurement technologies have made

Filter Pack Technique for Classifying Radioactive Aerosols by Particle Size. Part 1 Preliminary Evaluation

Filter Pack Technique for Classifying Radioactive Aerosols by Particle Size. Part 1 Preliminary Evaluation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 18 January 1963
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Study of the efficiency of filters for the retention of natural airborne radioactive aerosols has shown that the paricles with which the radioactivity of the short-lived radon daughters is associated have greater ability to penetrate the variousfilter media than has the fission product debris in the atmosphere; therefore the former is associated with aerosols of smaller size. A preliminary evaluation of the techniques of employing packs of filters of different retentivity characteristics to determine the particle size and/or particle

Radioactive Air Sampling Methods

Radioactive Air Sampling Methods
  • Author : Mark L. Maiello,Mark D. Hoover
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 18 October 2010
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Although the field of radioactive air sampling has matured and evolved over decades, it has lacked a single resource that assimilates technical and background information on its many facets. Edited by experts and with contributions from top practitioners and researchers, Radioactive Air Sampling Methods provides authoritative guidance on measuring airborne radioactivity from industrial, research, and nuclear power operations, as well as naturally occuring radioactivity in the environment. Designed for industrial hygienists, air quality experts, and heath physicists, the book delves

Applications of Nuclear and Radiochemistry

Applications of Nuclear and Radiochemistry
  • Author : Richard M. Lambrecht,Nabil Morcos
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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Applications of Nuclear and Radiochemistry is a collection of articles focusing on contemporary applied research on radioactive isotopes. The monograph is based on the Second Chemical Congress of the North American Continent, held at Las Vegas, Nevada in August 1980. The book contains articles on developments in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry, emphasizing the topic of radiopharmaceutical chemistry. The text is composed of two parts, wherein the first part is comprised of papers dealing with advances in the production of radionuclides for