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Author(s): Maria De Lurdes Dinis
António Fiúza
Joaquim Góis
José Carvalho
Ana Castro
Title: Modeling Radionuclides Dispersion and Deposition Downwind of a Coal-fired Power Plant
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: In this study the inhalation doses and respective risk are calculated for the population living within a 20 km radius of a coal-fired power plant. The dispersion and deposition of natural radionuclides were simulated by a Gaussian dispersion model estimating the ground level activity concentration. The annual effective dose and total risk were 0.03205 mSv/y and 1.25 x 10-8, respectively. The effective dose is lower than the limit established by the ICRP and the risk is lower than the limit proposed by the U.S. EPA, which means that the considered exposure does not pose any risk for the public health.
Subject: Engenharia, Engenharia do ambiente
Engineering, Environmental engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia do ambiente
Engineering and technology::Environmental engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Outras Revistas
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FADEUP - Artigo em Outras Revistas
FEUP - Artigo em Outras Revistas

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