STUDIES OF DECONTAMINATION EFFECTIVENESS
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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This report examines, by theory and by analysis of real structures, the reductions in intensity inside and outside NFSS buildings that can be brought about by decontaminating the accessible surfaces on and around the buildings. Specifically the report presents the theory and applies the theory to nine different NFSS buildings in order to Determine the intensity reductions that can be achieved by decontamination methods applied to practical situations involving real physical structures. Determine the intensity reductions that can be achieved when the detector is located inside a structure and when the detector is located outside the structure. Determine the decontamination costs equipment, water expended, radiation dose received by the decontamination crews in achieving the intensity reductions. Determine the sensitivity of the achieved intensity reduction to the cleaning efficiency of the decontamination operation and, therefore, to the type of decontamination method. Determine the relative importance of the various surfaces roofs, paved roads, parking lots, etc. that can be decontaminated to the intensity reduction that can be achieved.
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