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Main Title Sampling and data reporting considerations for airborne particulate radioactivity /
Author Eadie, Gregory G. ; Bernhardt., David E.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas Facility,
Year Published 1976
Report Number ORP-LV-76-9
Stock Number PB-265 350
OCLC Number 02953608
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Radioactive pollution of the atmosphere ; Air filters ; Air sampling apparatus ; Radioactive fallout--Observations
Additional Subjects Natural radioactivity ; Air filters ; Sampling ; Radium isotopes ; Polonium 210 ; Lead isotopes ; Standard deviation ; Lead 210 ; Radium 226 ; Radium 228
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ORP-LV-76-9 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/20/2014
EJBD  EPA ORP-LV-76-9 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/06/2016
ELBD RPS EPA ORP-LV-76-9 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/21/2017
NTIS  PB-265 350 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 30 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report discusses the evaluation of selected air filters for their suitability as collection media for the radiological analyses of airborne particulate matter. Standard four-inch diameter filters were analyzed for their natural radioactivity contents. Of the filters tested, glass fiber filters had the highest radium-226 content (0.35 picocuries per filter) and Microsorban filters contained roughly one-third of this activity. Microsorban filters also have lower uranium and thorium contents than do the glass fiber filters. For the analytical methods used in this study, all filter types tested had undetectable polonium-210, lead-210, and radium-228 contents. Dust loading characteristics of selected filters were also evaluated. The results indicate that Microsorban filters have higher collection and dust retention efficiencies (ranging from 6 to 26 percent greater) than do glass fiber filters. As a result of these evaluations, Microsorban filters are being used in the routine environmental radiological air quality monitoring networks operated by the Office of Radiation Programs - Las Vegas Facility (ORP-LVF).
Includes appendix. Chiefly tables. "ORP-LV-76-9." "December 1976." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (page 29).