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Main Title Microwave Oven Test Load Evaluation and Determination of Internal Microwave Energy Distribution.
Author Levin, Harry ; Moor, Robert L. ;
CORP Author Bureau of Radiological Health, Rockville, Md. Div. of Electronic Products.
Year Published 1970
Report Number BRH/DEP-70-23;
Stock Number PB-193 804
Additional Subjects ( Ovens ; Microwave equipment) ; ( Leakage ; Microwaves) ; Tests ; Cobalt halides ; Sponges(Materials) ; Microwave ovens ; Cobalt chlorides ; Microwave radiation leakage
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-193 804 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34p
A study was made to investigate the variables that must be considered in any test procedure used to measure radiation leakage from microwave ovens. An evaluation was made of the effect of various factors involved in such measurements, including load temperature, size and shape of containers for the load, water load repeatability, and the suitability of loads other than water. A study was also made of the distribution of microwave patterns in an oven using sponge substrate impregnated with hydrated cobaltous chloride. The chemically impregnated sponge test could be a very helpful aid in determining the test load position in order to create the condition of worst possible leakage from a microwave oven. (Author)