Radioactive Aerosols

Radioactive Aerosols
Author: Constantin Papastefanou
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2011-07-28
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0080555985

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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 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

Understanding Radioactive Aerosols and Their Measurement

Understanding Radioactive Aerosols and Their Measurement
Author: S.D. Schery
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789401007863

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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, chemistry, and calculus. This book may also be useful to "crossover" professional- professionals in other fields of science and engineering, for example biology or geoscience, who would like a step-by-step introduction to this subject matter from the physical science perspective. In writing this book I have been sensitive to requests and suggestions from students who need some background in this subject matter but will probably not specialize in it. These students are bright, but busy, and they sometimes feel overwhelmed by the mass of information in advanced, comprehensive texts. No matter how noble the intentions of the authors (or the teachers assigning the books!), these students often do not have time to read such books through cover to cover, and they fmd it difficult to pick out a coherently-connected subset of the material. Furthermore, modern students studying an interdisciplinary subject like radioactive aerosols are likely to be more diversified than ever, in educational background, in interests, and in preparation.

Radioactive Aerosols

Radioactive Aerosols
Author: A. C. Chamberlain
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1991-07-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780521401210

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Describes radioactive emissions and their effects.

Production and Analysis of Radioactive Aerosols

Production and Analysis of Radioactive Aerosols
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1947
Genre: Aerosols
ISBN: UOM:39015077320003

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Aerosol Physics of Radioactive Particles

Aerosol Physics of Radioactive Particles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 21
Release: 1965
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UOM:39015087105477

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The Size Distribution of Radioactive Aerosols in the Upper Troposphere

The Size Distribution of Radioactive Aerosols in the Upper Troposphere
Author: Charles W. Chagnon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18
Release: 1965
Genre: Aerosols, Radioactive
ISBN: UOM:39015095127687

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Studies on the Radioactive Aerosol Produced by Radon in Air

Studies on the Radioactive Aerosol Produced by Radon in Air
Author: Jacob Shapiro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1956
Genre: Aerosols
ISBN: UOM:39015095060250

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Study of the Behavior of Artificial Radioactive Aerosols

Study of the Behavior of Artificial Radioactive Aerosols
Author: Gerard Lambert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1965
Genre: Aerosols
ISBN: UIUC:30112112926099

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