Introduction to Nuclear Techniques in Agronomy and Plant by Peter B. Vose

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6 . PRICE, B . Y . et al. Radiation Shielding. Pergamon Press, London, ( 1 9 5 7 ) . 7 . FAIRES, R . A. and Parks, B. H. Radioisotope Laboratory Techniques. Newnes, London, ( 1 9 6 0 ) . 8 . BouRSNELL, J . C. Safety Techniques for Radioactive Tracers. Cambridge University Press, London, (1958). 9 . IAEA. Radioactive Waste Disposal into the Ground. Safety Series no. 1 5 , International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, ( 1 9 6 5 ) . 1 0 . HiNE, G. J . and Brownell, G. L. Radiation Dosimetry. Academic Press, New York, ( 1 9 5 6 ) .

The lead shield also has provision for holding sample containers of various kinds appro­ priate to the particular type of detector. Every detector, whether G-M tube or scin­ tillation counter, must have an appropriate holder, cable and plug: such an operational assembly is commonly called a '*probe". 46 Detection Systems and Instrumentation 47 All detectors require an associated scaling system, basically comprising a power source and an electronic counter to record the pulses detected. As scaling systems are virtually common to the various detection systems they will be considered first.

Laboratories in areas where main drainage and sewage schemes do not exist, as is the case in many developing countries, have especial problems. It seems likely that the practical solution here is to have storage tanks, to permit dilution and monitoring of liquid waste, before leading the effluent into a large capacity gravel soakaway such as is commonly used in septic tank sewage systems, assuming background levels of activity. The SI units and the proposed dose limitation system for radiation protection While this book has been in the press new SI units have been approved for radiation dosimetry.

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