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Air filters for use at nuclear facilities

Abstract

The ventilation system of a nuclear facility plays a vital role in ensuring that the air in working areas and the environment remains free from radioactive contamination. An earlier IAEA publication, Techniques for Controlling Air Pollution from the Operation of Nuclear Facilities, Safety Series No. 17, deals with the design and operation of ventilation systems at nuclear facilities. These systems are usually provided with air-cleaning devices which remove the contaminants from the air. This publication is intended as a guide to those who are concerned with the design of air-filtering systems and with the testing, operation and maintenance of air-filter installations at nuclear facilities. Emphasis is mainly placed on so-called high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA filters) and on providing general information on them. Besides describing the usual filter types, their dimensions and construction materials, the guidebook attempts to explain their properties and behaviour under different operating conditions. It also gives advice on testing and handling the filters so that effective and safe performance is ensured. The guidebook should serve as an introduction to the use of high efficiency particulate air filters in countries where work with radioactive materials has only recently commenced. The list of references at the end of  More>>
Authors:
Linder, P [1] 
  1. Aktiebolaget Atomenergi, Studsvik, Nykoeping (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1970
Product Type:
Book
Report Number:
STI/DOC-10/122
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 47 refs, 40 figs, 6 tabs; PBD: Dec 1970; Related Information: Technical reports seriesno. 122
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; AIR FILTERS; AIR FLOW; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PARTICULATES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; VENTILATION SYSTEMS
OSTI ID:
20385658
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0301951065171
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
83 pages
Announcement Date:
Oct 13, 2003

Citation Formats

Linder, P. Air filters for use at nuclear facilities. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
Linder, P. Air filters for use at nuclear facilities. IAEA.
Linder, P. 1970. "Air filters for use at nuclear facilities." IAEA.
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title = {Air filters for use at nuclear facilities}
author = {Linder, P}
abstractNote = {The ventilation system of a nuclear facility plays a vital role in ensuring that the air in working areas and the environment remains free from radioactive contamination. An earlier IAEA publication, Techniques for Controlling Air Pollution from the Operation of Nuclear Facilities, Safety Series No. 17, deals with the design and operation of ventilation systems at nuclear facilities. These systems are usually provided with air-cleaning devices which remove the contaminants from the air. This publication is intended as a guide to those who are concerned with the design of air-filtering systems and with the testing, operation and maintenance of air-filter installations at nuclear facilities. Emphasis is mainly placed on so-called high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA filters) and on providing general information on them. Besides describing the usual filter types, their dimensions and construction materials, the guidebook attempts to explain their properties and behaviour under different operating conditions. It also gives advice on testing and handling the filters so that effective and safe performance is ensured. The guidebook should serve as an introduction to the use of high efficiency particulate air filters in countries where work with radioactive materials has only recently commenced. The list of references at the end of the book indicates sources of more advanced information for those who already have comprehensive experience in this field. It is assumed here that the filters are obtained from a manufacturer, and the guidebook thus contains no information on the design and development of the filter itself, nor does it deal with the cleaning of the intake air to a plant, with gas sorption or protective respiratory equipment.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {Dec}
}