Document Details


Title:
FOOD - AN INTERACTIVE CODE TO CALCULATE INTERNAL RADIATION DOSES FORM CONTAMINATED FOOD PRODUCTS
Subject Terms:
FOOD; RADIOACTIVITY; CONTAMINATION; DOSIMETRY
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1976 Feb 28
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0007
Accession Number:
NV0045183
Document Number(s):
BNWLSA5843
Originating Research Org.:
BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
AN INTERACTIVE CODE, FOOD, HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN BASIC FOR THE UNIVAC 11 08 TO FACILITATE CALCULATION OF INTERNAL RADIATION DOSES TO MAN FROM R ADIONUCLIDES IN FOOD PRODUCTS. IN THE DOSE MODEL, VEGETATION MAY BE CO NTAMINATED BY EITHER AIR OR IRRIGATION WATER CONTAINING RADIONUCLIDES. THE MODEL CONSIDERS TWO MECHANISMS FOR RADIONUCLIDE CONTAMINATION OF VEGETATION: 1) DIRECT DEPOSITION ON LEAVES AND 2) UPTAKE FROM SOIL THR OUGH THE ROOT SYSTEM. THE USER MAY SELECT UP TO 14 FOOD CATEGORIES WIT H CORRESPONDING CONSUMPTION RATES, GROWING PERIODS AND EITHER IRRIGATI ON RATES OR ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION RATES. THESE FOODS INCLUDE VARIOUS KINDS OF PRODUCE, GRAINS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS. AT PRESENT, DOSES MAY BE CALCULATED FOR THE TOTAL BODY AND SIX INTERNAL ORGANS FROM 190 RADION UCLIDES. DOSE SUMMARIES CAN BE DISPLAYED AT THE LOCAL TERMINAL. FURTHE R DETAILS ON PERCENT CONTRIBUTION TO DOSE BY NUCLIDE AND BY FOOD TYPE ARE AVAILABLE FROM AN AUXILIARY HIGH-SPEED PRINTER. THIS OUTPUT ALSO I NCLUDES ESTIMATED RADIONUCLIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN SOIL, PLANTS AND ANIM AL PRODUCTS.


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