Classification of alpha-active workplace aerosols based on coefficient of transportability as measured by the dialysis method

  • V. F. Khokhryakov
  • K. G. Suslova
  • I. A. Tseveloyova
  • E. E. Aladova
  • R. E. Filipy
Actinides in Biological and Environmental Systems


This report describes a method by which potentially inhaled workplace aerosols containing plutonium compounds are classified on the basis of measured transportability in Ringer’s solution. It is suggested that the criterion “transportability” be used in the ICRP respiratory tract model. Transportability is measured as the fraction of plutonium alpha activity, deposited on a collecting filter, that passes through a semi-permeable membrane in Ringer’s physiological solution during two days of dialysis. First order kinetic equations are used for explanation of dialysis results. The dissolution characteristics of alpha-active aerosols are important in interpretation of their passage from the lungs after inhalation.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Respiratory Tract Kinetic Equation Plutonium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Khokhryakov
    • 1
  • K. G. Suslova
    • 1
  • I. A. Tseveloyova
    • 1
  • E. E. Aladova
    • 1
  • R. E. Filipy
    • 2
  1. 1.Branch No. 1Federal Research Center Biophysics InstituteOzyorskRussia
  2. 2.U. S. Transuranium and Uranium RegistriesWashington State UniversityRichlandUSA

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