Skip to main content
European Commission logo
ESARDA
Scientific paper

Opportunities for a graded approach in air sample assay and triage

ESARDA Bulletin - The International Journal of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation

Details

Identification
ISSN: 1977-5296, DOI: 10.3011/ESARDA.IJNSNP.2020.4
Publication date
1 June 2020
Author
Joint Research Centre

Description

Volume: 60, June 2020, pages 43-52,

Authors: Robert B. Hayes1 and S. Joseph Cope2

1North Carolina State University, 2Joint Base Andrews

Abstract:Rather than waiting for radon progeny to decay prior to counting an air sample, scalar counts have been shown to provide useful information when appropriate technical interpretation is utilized. This work will review limits from the first frisk of an air sample to recent research showing how the initial decay profile can provide ever increasing discrimination capabilities if measured. Methods demonstrated in the literature along with future opportunities will be reviewed in this presentation. Applications for routine nuclear facility operation, radiological emergency response and treaty verification will also be considered.

Keywords: Air monitoring; Triage; Routine sampling assay

Reference guidline:

Hayes, R.B., & Cope, S.J. (2020). Opportunities for a graded approach in air sample assay and triage. ESARDA Bulletin - The International Journal of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-proliferation, 60, 43-52. https://doi.org/10.3011/ESARDA.IJNSNP.2020.4

THMB_Bulletin-60_p.43-52-Hayes

Files

Opportunities for a graded approach in air sample assay and triage
English
(600.96 KB - PDF)
Download