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Document ID (ISN)20123
CIS number 74-123
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lopes Cardozo R.
Title The dispersal of radioactive matter by evaporation.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1973, Vol.25, No.6, p.593-598. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The evaporation velocity of various radioactive substances that do not have a negligible vapour pressure under normal conditions of temperature and pressure is calculated. The maximum permissible concentration in air is readily attained for many compounds. A tabular classification is given, based on an evaporation time which can be calculated for any compound under given conditions. It is concluded that this classification provides a clearer assessment of the danger to persons handling radioactive substances than the rigid radionuclide classification.
Descriptors (primary) radioactive substances; hazard evaluation; evaporation velocity
Descriptors (secondary) ruthenium oxide; 1-hexanol; iodine; germanium tetrachloride; mercuric chloride; permissible radiation doses; chlorobenzene; monochloroacetic acid; methanol; butyl alcohol; iodoethane; mercury
Document type -
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation