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Particle size characterization of aerosols generated during surface contaminated concrete demolition.
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PMID:  23528278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to measure mass and activity distributions from the aerosols generated during the demolition of surface contaminated concrete. Air samples were collected using a cascade impactor during the mechanical hammering and dismantlement of radiologically contaminated high level waste process vaults from which the piping and components had been previously removed. The experimentally determined distribution parameters were compared with the 5.0-μm particle size referenced in the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) regulations pertaining to internal deposition (10CFR835 and ICRP66). Mass distribution parameters were compared with their activity distribution counterparts. The Mass Median Aerodynamic Diameter (MMAD) was determined to be 4.2 μm with a Mass Geometric Standard Deviation (GSDM) of 2.3 μm, and the Co Activity Median Aerodynamic Diameter (AMAD) was determined to be 3.9 μm with an Activity Geometric Standard Deviation (GSDA) of 2.3 μm. These results are consistent with the ICRP66 5.0-μm reference particle size and the Derived Air Concentration (DAC) values referenced in 10CFR835 and utilized throughout the U.S. DOE complex.
Walter J Macmillan; Richard R Brey; Jason T Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S83-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Idaho State University, School of Engineering, 921 S. 8 th Ave., Mail Stop 8060, Pocatello, ID 83209.
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