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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 197, Issue 1, pp 161–172 | Cite as

French experience in the field of internal dosimetry assessment at a nuclear workplace: Methods and results on industrial uranium dioxide

  • E. Ansoborlo
  • M. H. Henge-Napoli
  • A. Rannou
  • P. Pihet
  • P. Dewez
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Abstract

The implementation of the new ICRP recommendations and the diversity of industrial exposure materials make it necessary to modify our approach of assessing internal dosimetry.

This paper describes a methodology developed to assess different parameters such as (1) activity concentration and particle size distribution at the workplace; (2) physico-chemical characteristics of industrial dust handled, and (2) in vitro and in vivo, solubility in order to determine the absorption rate into blood. The determination of such specific parameters will lead to dose calculation in terms of committed effective Dose Per Unit of Intake (DPUI). Results obtained for an industrial uranium dioxide, UO2, at a French nuclear facility are presented.

Keywords

Particle Size Dust Uranium Particle Size Distribution Effective Dose 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ansoborlo
    • 1
  • M. H. Henge-Napoli
    • 1
  • A. Rannou
    • 1
  • P. Pihet
    • 1
  • P. Dewez
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Protection et de Sureté Nucléaire/DHPD/SDOS/LEARPierrelatte(France)
  2. 2.FBFC-Usine de RomansRomans/Isère(France)

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