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Radioactive Releases in the Environment: Impact and Assessment

Radioactive Releases in the Environment: Impact and Assessment

John R. Cooper, Keith Randle, Ranjeet S. Sokhi

ISBN: 978-0-470-86437-1

Nov 2003

490 pages

$86.99

Description

This text brings together in one single comprehensive reference, the fundamentals of radioactivity. It uniquely fills the gap in the market, as no other books deal with environmental radioactivity to this degree.
* Timely and invaluable as the studies of environmental processes and the awareness of the impact of human activity on our environment are increasing
* Links all three main aspects of environmental radioactivity: Principles, Transport and Measurement
* Useful to a wide readership - students, lecturers, researchers, companies and environmental consultants
Preface.

1. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY.

2. NATURE OF RADIOACTIVITY.

3. INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER.

4. BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF IONIZING RADIATION AND RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION.

5. MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE.

6. NUCLEAR POWER.

7. RELEASES OF RADIONUCLIDES FROM NON-NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRIES.

8. INSTRUMENTATION FOR RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT.

9. MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES.

10. SAMPLING AND SAMPLE PREPARATION.

11. STATISTICAL TREATMENT OF RADIOACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS.

12. RADIOACTIVE SURVEYING AND REMOTE SENSING.

13. MODELLING THE DISPERSION OF RADIONUCLIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MODELLING CONCEPTS.

14. MODELLING DISPERSION OF RADIONUCLIDES IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

15. MODELLING DISPERSION OF RADIONUCLIDES IN AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS.

16. ASSESSMENT OF RADIATION DOSES.

APPENDIX 1. Acronyms Used in the Text.

APPENDIX 2. Units, Terms and Conversion Factors for Radiation, Radioactivity and Related Areas.

APPENDIX 3. Data for the Most Important Environmental Radionuclides.

Bibliography.

References.

Index.

  • Timely and invaluable as the studies of environmental processes and the awareness of the impact of human activity on our environment are increasing
  • Links all three main aspects of environmental radioactivity: Principles, Transport and Measurement
  • Useful to a wide readership - students, lecturers, researchers, companies and environmental consultants