Physico-chemical properties of radionuclides emitted as particulate matter

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    This paper presents work done to improve the representation in European decision support tools of physico-chemical forms of radiocontaminants released to the atmosphere from a major nuclear power plant accident. The task is to accommodate those types of scenarios where fuel particles are at play. A methodology with associated parameters has been developed to improve modelling of the aerodynamic particle characteristics, and resultant deposition relations on different surface types, as well as estimates of resultant post-deposition environmental contaminant mobility/forced decontamination.
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)S97-S99
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Aerosols
    • Atmospheric release
    • Decision support
    • Emergency
    • NPP accident


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