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Published: Kem. Ind. 71 (7-8) (2022) 429–438
Paper reference number: KUI-77/2021
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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Comparative Radiation Dose Study of a Hypothetical Accident in a Research Reactor

A. Dahia, D. Merrcoche, A. Dadda and A. L. Cheridi


This study is a contribution for radiation dose calculations of a hypothetical accident of a 1 MW research reactor Triga Mark II using HotSpot code. A postulated accidental release of noble gases and halogens were considered. The total effective dose (TED) was estimated for 1 day and 50 years after release. The total damage of fuel element cladding with a maximum radioactivity was considered. The obtained results show minimal TED values at the beginning of the release and at a shorter distance from the source. The maximum calculation results are acceptable and below the recommended public dose limit.

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annual effective dose, atmospheric dispersion, TED, CEDE, HotSpot code, safety analysis