Determining the Uncertainty Associated with Retrospective Air Sampling for Optimization Purposes

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NUREG 1400 contains an acceptable methodology for determining the uncertainty associated with retrospective air sampling. The method is a fairly simple one in which both the systemic and random uncertainties, usually expressed as a percent error, are propagated using the square root of the sum of the squares. Historically, many people involved in air sampling have focused on the statistical counting error as the deciding factor of overall uncertainty in retrospective air sampling. This paper looks at not only the counting error but also other errors associated with the performance of retrospective air sampling.

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Hadlock, D.J. October 3, 2003.

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NUREG 1400 contains an acceptable methodology for determining the uncertainty associated with retrospective air sampling. The method is a fairly simple one in which both the systemic and random uncertainties, usually expressed as a percent error, are propagated using the square root of the sum of the squares. Historically, many people involved in air sampling have focused on the statistical counting error as the deciding factor of overall uncertainty in retrospective air sampling. This paper looks at not only the counting error but also other errors associated with the performance of retrospective air sampling.

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  • Health Physics Society 04 Mid-Year Meeting, Augusta, GA (US), 02/09/2004--02/11/2004

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2003-00642
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 816399
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Hadlock, D.J. Determining the Uncertainty Associated with Retrospective Air Sampling for Optimization Purposes, article, October 3, 2003; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739774/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.