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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
Chuan Li, Jian Zhang, Chao Fang
Nuclear Technology | Volume 200 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 45-53
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1348874
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
In this paper, the methodology of studying the chemical forms of important fission products (FPs) in the primary circuit of a pebble-bed modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTR-PM) is given, and the chemical forms of important FPs cesium (Cs), strontium (Sr), argentum (Ag), iodine (I), and corresponding amounts are calculated under the condition of equilibrium core of HTR-PM considering the O2 impurity in the helium coolant of the primary circuit. It is shown that for the Cs element, Cs2O2 and Cs2O may undergo a phase transformation between their nongaseous state and gaseous state, respectively, and for the Sr element, the conversion from SrO2 to SrO is obvious with the increase of temperature. In contrast, the reaction between Ag and O reacts thoroughly, and AgO is very stable under different temperature conditions. There is a turning point in the chemical reaction between Cs and I with the increase of temperature, which illustrates that there exists competition between the I-Cs reaction and the O-Cs reaction. These results provide clear chemical form information of the important FPs in the primary circuit, which is significant to understanding the chemical reaction behavior of radionuclides in HTR-PM.