Medich, David Christopher
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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