Comparative Analyses of the Internal Radiation Exposures due to Food Chain Pathway Using FOOD III Code

FOOD III 코드를 이용한 섭식경로 내부피폭 비교해석

  • Choi, Yong-Ho (Environmental Radiation Safety Department, KAERI) ;
  • Chung, Kyu-Hoi (Environmental Radiation Safety Department, KAERI) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Kyu (Environmental Radiation Safety Department, KAERI) ;
  • Lee, Jeong-Ho (Environmental Radiation Safety Department, KAERI)
  • 최용호 (한국에너지연구소 환경안전연구실) ;
  • 정규회 (한국에너지연구소 환경안전연구실) ;
  • 김진규 (한국에너지연구소 환경안전연구실) ;
  • 이정호 (한국에너지연구소 환경안전연구실)
  • Published : 1988.12.20


In order to develop a food-chain computer code suitable to the environmental conditions of Korea, the FOOD III code was partially modified. The excution results for Korean male-adult were compared to those from the Canadian version of FOOD III to deduce a more realistic approach in dose assessment. The amounts of Mn-54, Co-58, Co-60, I-131 and I-132 released from Kori unit 1 in1984 were used as the source terms for the sample calculation. The maximum atmospheric dispersion factor(X/Q) value on the site boundary was applied. Through the code modification, organ doses decreased by about $20{\sim}70%$ and the effective committed dose equivalent by about 40% to be $7.935{\times}10^{-6}Sv/y$ which is 0.16% of the ICRP limit, $5{\times}10^{-3}Sv/y$.