Changes in Thermoluminescence of Mineral Separated from Irradiated Shellfish under Various Storage Conditions

  • Yi, Sang-Duk (Detection Lab. of Irradiated Food, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Yang, Jae-Seung (Detection Lab. of Irradiated Food, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
  • Published : 2001.03.01

Abstract

A study was carried out to establish a detection method of irradiated shellfish through thermoluminescence (TL). The TL intensity of first glow curves for irradiated bloody, freshwater, and short-neck shellfish increased from control until 5 kGy and increased slightly room 5 kGy until 10 kGy. Maximum TL temperatures of all irradiated samples tested were below 23$0^{\circ}C$, within temperature interval of 150~25$0^{\circ}C$ recommended for evaluation. Since just in control, glow curve ratios of G3 and G4 calculated from re-irradiated (1 kGy) bloody, freshwater and shortneck were over 0.5, detection in control was possible. However, as glow curve ratios after three months were below 0.5, detection by glow curve ratios after three months was impossible. Gl, which calculated from unirradiated samples, exhibited below 0.1, they were classified as unirradiated. In all samples, all the irradiated shellfish could be classified correctly as irradiated by hemaximum TL temperatures and shape of the second glow curve because those were shown in a lower temperature region than those of the first glow curve.