Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 347–355 | Cite as

Radiometric efficiency of analytical filters at different physical conditions

  • Hyam Nazmy Bader KhalafEmail author
  • Mostafa Yuness Abdelfatah Mostafa
  • Michael Zhukovsky


The radiometric efficiency of three analytical filters AFA-RSP-20, AFA-RMP-20 and AFA-RMV-20 was examined at different air velocities and aerosol number concentrations. An experimental setup had been constructed with 2 m3 radon chamber. Alpha radiometry was used to measure the deposited activities in the filters. Aerosols parameters like number concentration and size distribution are measured continuously with an aerosol diffusion spectrometer (ADS). RMV filter has a stable efficiency ~ 99.8%. The RSP and RMP filters efficiency is depending on the aerosol concentration and air sampling velocity. The effect of an aerosol concentration on the filter efficiency is more obvious than the effect of air velocity.


Radioactive aerosols AFA filters-air velocity Flow rate Filter efficiency 



The work was partly supported by Act 211 of the Government of the Russian Federation (Contract No. 02. A03.21.0006) and the Centre of Excellence: Radiation and Nuclear Technologies.

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All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RASEkaterinburgRussia
  3. 3.Physics Department – Faculty of ScienceMinia UniversityMiniaEgypt

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