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AURPO Annual Conference and AGM 2021 – Virtual

AURPO Annual Conference and AGM 2021 – Virtual

AURPO 2021 Virtual Annual Conference AURPO’s Annual Conference this year will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. The conference will consist of five afternoon sessions which will take place frmo Monday 6 September to Friday 10 September 2021. There will be opportunities to exhibit and […]

Radiological Risk Assessment

Joint AURPO and SRP Webinar Link to recorded webinar: will appear here after the webinar. Radiological Risk Assessment “Have you done a risk assessment?” are words that strike fear in the heart of some; irritation in others; excitement for a few perhaps!?  The concept of […]

Radioactive Decay Calculations

Joint AURPO and SRP Webinar

Link to recorded webinar: https://youtu.be/Ggtmja1zMcM

Radioactive Decay Calculations

This webinar, in partnership with SRP, focused on the theoretical and practical applications of ingrowth and decay calculations for long decay chains such as those arising from uranium-238 and thorium-232.
The fundamental law of radioactivity and the Bateman equation can be used, with increasing levels of complexity, to predict parent, daughter, granddaughter etc. activities and thus decay chain secular or transient equilibria. Whilst this is fascinating in its own right (!) our need to understand and be able to calculate ingrowth and equilibrium activities goes much further than this and impacts on the practical radiation protection measures we must consider, sometimes on a daily basis.  In this webinar we applied the theory of radioactive decay calculations to a range of relevant real world examples.
For example:
  1. What can I expect to be present in my 100 g bottle of uranyl acetate (that is marked with a  date of 1968) and which I have just found in a cupboard!
  2. Working with uranium ore – how equilibrium calculations are needed so I can model inhalation / ingestion doses in my IRR17 radiation risk assessment.
  3. The complications of chemical / physical partitioning in the environment.
  4. I have a basement store containing a load of radium luminised articles. How do the physical properties of radium-226, and associated decay products, affect equilibrium & disequilibrium in this decay chain and what impact does this have on the doses my staff could receive when accessing and decommissioning this room?
These and a few more hypothetical case studies were discussed.

Chris Murdock (Peak RPA Ltd)

Chris Murdock is a certificated radiation protection adviser and radioactive waste adviser with more than 20 years’ experience in this field. Chris originally specialised in environmental radioactivity with his PhD and post-doctoral research, looking at the use of the uranium-238 decay series & Chernobyl derived radionuclides as tracers of environmental processes.  These research applications have proven invaluable to Chris as he stepped into the world of the RPA and RWA.

When is it and how do I attend?

SRP are hosting the webinar, which be broadcast on the 9th October 2020 from 12.00 – 13.00 hrs.

To book a place, please visit the SRP website: https://srp-uk.org/event/263/radioactive-decay-calculations

NOTE:

  1. The webinar is free and you do not need to be an SRP member to book a place.

 

How to Read Legislation

Joint AURPO and SRP Webinar Link to recorded webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-m-NI57TqA How to Read Legislation In partnership with SRP, Chris Englefield will guide you through legislation. Most people working in Radiation Protection (RP) need to read primary or secondary legislation from time to time. Reading the words […]

Introduction to Gamma Spectroscopy

Joint AURPO and SRP Webinar Link to recorded webinar: https://youtu.be/NoumT_8YWQw  Introduction to Gamma Spectroscopy In partnership with SRP, Professor David Joss presents techniques of gamma-ray spectroscopy / spectrometry, both of which have a broad range of applications from medical imaging to environmental monitoring. This webinar focuses […]

Introduction to Decommissioning a Non-nuclear Facility

Joint AURPO and SRP Webinar

Link to the recorded webinar: https://youtu.be/f_Euyi_dJ0o

Introduction to Decommissioning a Non-nuclear Facility

In partnership with SRP, Julie Turner, from the AURPO Executive Committee, will be discussing the process of deciding to decommission a radiochemistry facility internally, what needs to be considered and some of the benefits and advantages. The talk will discuss the decommissioning criteria, importance of historical records, and describe some of the techniques and processes used.  It also demonstrates some of the interesting difficulties that have been encountered during the process and how these have been overcome.

 

Julie Turner (Loughborough University)

Julie is a Strategic Scientific Development Officer and Radioactive Waste Advisor for Loughborough University. She works within the Health and Safety Service and leads on radiological, biological and chemical safety, and has worked with radioactivity for over 20 years ranging from open sources, sealed sources and X-ray equipment. Julie is currently on the AURPO Executive Committee and the Honorary Treasurer, and Membership Secretary. Julie is leading on the internal decommissioning of a 60 year old radiochemistry facility.

 

When is it and how do I attend?

SRP are hosting the webinar, which be broadcast on the 2nd July 2020 from 12.00 – 13.00 hrs.

To book a place, please visit the SRP website: https://srp-uk.org/event/258/introduction-to-decommissioning-a-non-nuclear-facility

NOTE:

  1. The webinar is free and you do not need to be an SRP member to book a place.
  2. This event was e-mailed to all AURPO members. If you did not receive it, please check your spam folder and ensure your contact details are correct by visiting the Members Area after logging in.

 

An Introduction to Liquid Scintillation Counting

Joint AURPO and SRP Webinar Link to the recorded webinar: https://youtu.be/krpsnXWOgcs An Introduction to Liquid Scintillation Counting In partnership with SRP, Dr Oliver Preedy and Dr Helen Cauldbeck from the AURPO Executive Committee will be presenting An Introduction to Liquid Scintillation Counting webinar. This webinar […]