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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Environmental Radioactivity

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Code Completion Credits Range
16DRZB ZK 2 2+0
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Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

The students will educate in the field of radioactivity of the environment. Students will receive the basic information about radioactivity measurements and calculation with the measured values. Information about radon problematic will be given to them in detail.

Requirements:

The basic knowledge from dosimetry and detection of the ionizing radiation.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction, variables and units, legislation around the world and in CR

2.The work with basic laws and recommendations, orientation in problems

3. The examples of doses calculations in general

4. The basic information about the cosmic radiation and it?s measurement

5. Terrestrial radiation

6. Internal contamination

7. ALARA, NORM, TENORM

8. Contamination of the environment; old loading

9. Repeating lecture - examples in connection with the matter lectured on and devices

10. The introduction to radon problematic

11. Radon in soil gas

12. Diagnostic methods

13. Remediation techniques

14. Radon risk, epidemiological studies

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Comprehension of the radioactivity of the individual items of the environment and evaluation of their relevance from radiation protection point of view. Basic knowledge of measurement methods and relationship between measured variables and calculated values.

Abilities:

The ability to determine effective dose and carry out and analyze measurement of the radioactivity of the environment using laboratory or field method.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Colective of authors: Principles ans practical of the radiation protection. SUJB, 2000. (in Czech)

[2] Publication about radiation protection No. 307/2002 Sb. in statutes at publication No. 499/2005 Sb. (in Czech)

[3] ČSN ISO 31-09 Quantities and units - Volume 9: Atomic and nuclear physics 1996. (in Czech)

[4] ČSN ISO 31-10 Quantities and units - Volume 10: Nuclear interactions and ionizing radiation 1996. (in Czech)

[5] Nazaroff W. W., Nero A.V.: Radon and its decay products in indoor air. New York, John Wiley, 1988.

[6] IAEA: Radiation Protection Against Radon in Workplaces other than Mines. IAEA, Vienna, 2003.

Recommended references:

[7] WHO: Radon and health. Information sheet, WHO, 2004.

[8] ICRP Recommendation 103.

[9] Radiation, People and the Environment. IAEA 2004.

[10] Schery, S.: Understanding Radioactive Aerosols and their Measurement. Kluwer Academic Publisher 2001.

[11] ICRP Publication 66: Human respiratory tract model for radiological protection.

[12] Hinds, W.C.: Aerosol technology. Joh Wiley and Sons. 1999.

Note:
Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
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