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Design of an air sampler for a small unmanned aerial vehicle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19091809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the aftermath of a nuclear accident or malevolent act, it is of paramount importance to have the capability to monitor airborne radioactive substances by collecting air samples. For potentially dangerous missions, the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (STUK) has developed an air sampler to be used on a small unmanned aerial vehicle. When a Petrianov or Fluoropore filter is used in the sampler and the air velocity is 71 km h(-1), the air flow rate through the filter is 0.73 m(3) h(-1) or 0.23 m(3) h(-1), respectively. The present article introduces the developed air sampler using fluid dynamic simulations and wind tunnel data. The operation of the system was validated by collecting airborne radioactive aerosols from air.
Authors:
K Peräjärvi; J Lehtinen; R Pöllänen; H Toivonen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-13     Completed Date:  2009-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
STUK-Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland. kari.perajarvi@stuk.fi
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aerosols / analysis
Air Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis*
Aircraft*
Computer Simulation
Finland
Nuclear Reactors
Radiation Monitoring / instrumentation*,  methods
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aerosols; 0/Air Pollutants, Radioactive

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