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As a general rule, laws concerning ionizing irradiation require that it should be possible to determine the dose received by each exposed worker within a certain period. When it comes to tritium, this value has to date been obtained by testing the urine of exposed workers and, indirectly, through monitoring of the air in the area where these radionuclides are handled. Until now, there has not been a personal monitor capable of measuring the dose effectively absorbed by each exposed worker in real time. For this reason, inspired by the study into a new HTO in air detection technique, described in a paper by Edwards et al., we have developed an innovative real time personal discriminating monitor for tritiated water vapour which works better than existing designs and is much smaller.

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Authors: PACENTI P, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);EDWARDS R A H, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Instruments and methods (1999)
Record Number: 199911552 / Last updated on: 1999-11-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en