Faculty Advisor

Medich, David Christopher

Faculty Advisor

Zhang, Zhongqiang

Faculty Advisor

Zou, Jian

Abstract

In health physics, there is a need to model the resuspension of radiological particulates into the atmosphere to help evaluate radiological security thresholds. Therefore, this project aims to experimentally measure resuspension and derive a mathematical model that fits the experimental results. Based on a compartment kinetic model, we successfully derived a theoretical exponential model that describes resuspension in a closed setting without environmental effects. Experimental set-up and procedures were determined to collect data from three different trials. The data collected didn’t significantly measure resuspension due to an oversampling of the population. Revision of procedures will allow a successful measurement of resuspension that will be fit to the proposed model.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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