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Main Title Factors affecting the use of CaF2 : Mn thermoluminescent dosimeters for low-level environmental radiation monitoring /
Author Gross, K. C.,
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Author Title of a Work
McNamara, E. J.,
Brinck, W. L.,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Radiochemistry and Nuclear Engineering Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Radiochemistry and Nuclear Engineering Branch, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/4-76-035
Stock Number PB-258 486
OCLC Number 02580458
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Nuclear power plants--United States ; Environmental protection--United States ; Radiation dosimetry ; Thermoluminescence ; Environmental Pollutants ; Radiometry ; Thermoluminescent Dosimetry
Additional Subjects Dosimeters ; Radiation hazards ; Nuclear power plants ; Calcium fluorides ; Calibrating ; Standard deviation ; Computation ; Computer programs ; Thermoluminescent dosimeters
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EJBD  EPA 600/4-76-035 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/04/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/4-76-035 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-76-035 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 486 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 48 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
An investigation was made of factors affecting the use of commercially-produced CaF2:Mn thermoluminescent dosimeters for low level environmental radiation monitoring. Calibration factors and self-dosing rates were quantified for 150 thermoluminescent dosimeters. Laboratory studies were made of precision, linear response to dose rate, effects of light, and time-dependent fading. A standard laboratory procedure was devised and a computer program was written to calculate, analyze, and store the large amounts of data that were accumulated. Extensive environmental measurements were subsequently carried out at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. The results of this investigation indicate that selected dosimeters, when properly calibrated and corrected for self-irradiation, can be used for accurate and reliable monitoring of low-level environmental radiation.
Includes appendices. Program element no. IHD 621. "August 1976." Includes bibliographical references (page 21).