[ RadSafe ] Radiological Engineering

JOHN.RICH at sargentlundy.com JOHN.RICH at sargentlundy.com
Wed Aug 6 15:44:36 CDT 2014

We sometimes call it radiation protection engineering as a general 
catchall for shielding, setting dose rate and zone boundaries, ALARA 
design, transport of radioactive material through a facility, highway 
transport, HVAC flow requirements, effects from spent fuel storage, etc.  
It's not a clearly defined field. We use point kernel, monte carlo, and 
simple approximations to calculate doses.  Basically, for us, it pretty 
much includes all the radiological concerns outside the source of 
radiation (e.g., outside a reactor vessel, outside an irradiator, etc.)
This probably doesn't help too much, but it does give you the option of 
defining the field in a way that fits in with the rest of your book.
 - - jmr
John Rich

From:   "Ed Waller" <ed.waller at xplornet.com>
To:     <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Date:   08/06/2014 03:11 PM
Subject:        [ RadSafe ] Radiological Engineering
Sent by:        radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu

Dear RadSafe members,


I am in the process of writing a chapter for a book, and one of the areas
discussed is radiological engineering.  Whereas nuclear engineering and
health physics all have fairly strong definitions that may be found in the
literature, old and new, I am finding it a lot more difficult to find
concrete definitions of the field of radiological engineering. I have my 
definition, but I want to make sure I point to other references.


To that end, I am asking:


1.       Does anyone have any references that define or outline what the
field of radiological engineering is? If so, might you share?

2.       Within the field of radiological engineering, are there 
for important texts/papers/reports/etc that fall within the broad area of
radiological engineering?  For example, I have Eichholz's "Radioisotope
Engineering", but I am interested in hearing of others. My apologies if 
is an broadly-defined request; I am fishing for info. I am especially
interested in obscure references that some of you may have and be willing 


Best regards,



Edward Waller, PhD, PEng, CAIH, CHP

Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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