SESSION 8 - Radiological and Nuclear events: methods, instrumentation, protection/decontamination, and technological developments


Prof. Francesco d'Errico

Department of  Civil and Industrial Engineering  - University of Pisa



Prof. Tzany Kokalova Wheldon

Director of the   Positron Imaging Centre - University of Birmingham



Prof. Eduardo Gallego

Nuclear Engineering Department  - UPM  (Technical University of Madrid) 


This session will host presentations based on the following description.


This session deals with both, fundamental and applied research and reviews regarding the design, construction, and use of instrumentation, methodologies, and techniques for the detection of nuclear radiation generated by natural and artificial radionuclides or by nuclear reactions used in several application fields (energy, medicine, industry, security, and safety).  The works can be oriented also on: the design and construction of systems for innovative nuclear measurements; the measurements and instrumentation for nuclear plants; the measurements and instrumentation used in nuclear decommissioning or waste management; the applications of radioisotopes in industrial and non-industrial fields; the detection of environmental radioactivity and nuclear metrology; safety and protection from radiation (Radio Protection); the geological, archaeological and environmental dating; methods and detection techniques for radio-ecology; the sensing techniques and instrumentation for biomedical application; radiometric measurements including gamma and particle emissions; the development and performance of nuclear instrumentation including radiation spectrometry, dosimetry, and novel counting systems. 

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: Nuclear Measures and Instrumentations; Nuclear Power Plants, R/N risks, Improved nuclear safety and security; R/N Emergency Preparedness Response; Radio Protection; R/N Protection and Decontamination; R/N technologies dual use; R/N Risk analysis; R/N risk assessment; R/N Modelling and simulation; Dirty Bombs; Drones, Unmanned Vehicles; Decommissioning 

Here it is the list of the oral presentations of technical session 8.

The abstract will be available on the book of abstract.

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107.TS8. Preparing for nuclear and radiological emergencies: workshops of the spanish society for radiological protection.

Eduardo Gallego(1,2), Milagros Montero(2,3), Alegría Montoro(2,4)

1. Energy Engineering Departament, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain 

2. Sociedad Española de Protección Radiológica (SEPR), Madrid, Spain 

3. Departamento de Medio Ambiente, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain 

4. Biodosimetry Laboratory. Radiological Protection Service. La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain


108.TS8. Emergency management in a Nuclear Medicine Department: flooding scenario.

Gian Marco Contessa(1), Maria Antonietta D’Avanzo(2), Marco D’Arienzo(3), Massimo Mattozzi(2), Sandro Sandri(4), Francesco Campanella(2)

1. National Center for Radiation Protection and Computational Physics, Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), Rome, Italy 

2. Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), Monte Porzio Catone, Italy 

3. ASL Roma 6, Rome, Italy 

4. Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy


109.TS8. Remote detection of alpha radioactivity by using rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems.

Arturo Vargas(1), Maria Amor Duch(1), Pablo Royo(2), Tania Guillot(2), David Saiz(2), Jonathan Pichel(2), Daniel Rabago(3), Maksym Luchkov(4), Volker Dangendorf(4), Faton Krasniqi(4)

1. Institute of Energy technologies, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain 

2. Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Castelldefels, Spain 

3. Laboratory of Environmental Radioactivity, University of Cantabria (LaRUC), Santander, Spain 

4. Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany


110.TS8. Lessons learned from radiation protection according to ICRP reference levels after the accident at Fukushima.

Nakahiro Yasuda(1,2), Ken Tashiro(1), Kanoko Yoshida(1)

1. The research institute of nuclear engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan

2 The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum, Fukushima, Japan


111.TS8. Visualization of spatio-temporal variation of air dose rate due to precipitation and development of rapid alert method in case of nuclear disaster.

Kanoko Yoshida(1), Nanami Nakao(1), Yusuke Yuge(1), Ken Tashiro(1), Nakahiro Yasuda(1,2)

1. The research institute of nuclear engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan

2. The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum, Fukushima, Japan


112.TS8. New devices for neutron monitoring and radiation protection.

José-María Gómez-Ros(1), Roberto Bedogni(2), Carles Domingo(3), Montserrat Moraleda(1), Antonino Pietropaolo(4)

1. CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain 

2. INFN-LNF, Frascati, Italy 

3. UAB, Physics Department, Bellaterra, Spain 

4. ENEA, Frascati, Italy


113.TS8. Decision Support System to simulate some of the consequences of a Radiological Dispersion Device in an urban environment.

Riccardo Quaranta(1,5), Edoardo Cavalieri d’Oro(1,2), Guglielmo Manenti(3), Andrea Chierici(4), Francesco d’Errico(4), Andrea Malizia(3)

1. Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy 

2. Department of Firefighters, Italian Ministry of Interior, Rome, Italy 

3. Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, 

4. School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

5. The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy


114.TS8. An Autonomous IoT Monitoring Unit for Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Management.

Andrea Chierici(1), Riccardo Ciolini(1) Debora Siqueira Nascimento(1,2) Francesco d'Errico(1)

1. University of Pisa, Department of Industrial and Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Pisa, Italy

2. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy 


115.TS8. Calibration  HPGe detector using IAEA-U source for CBRNe.

Debora Siqueira Nascimento(1), Andrea Chierici(2), Riccardo Ciolini(2), Stefano Chiappini(1), Francesco d'Errico(2,3), Massimo Chiappini(1)

1. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy 

2. Scuola di Ingegneria, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

3. Yale Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, New Haven, CT, United States of America


116.TS8. The TEST RED Exercise of the INCLUDING project.

Luigi De Dominicis(1), Nicola Ranieri(2), Marco Sbrana(2), Stathes Hadjiefthymiades(3), Kakia Panagidi(3), Massimiliano Guarneri(1), Kostis Gerakos(3), Ralph Hedel(4), Marcel Heckel(4), Monica Cimino(1), Ilario Morriello(2), Antonio Di Pietro(2), Spyros Kolovos(5)

1. ENEA Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Frascati, Italy

2. ENEA Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy

3. NKUA National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

4. Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Dresden, Germany

5. Hellenic Ministry of Defence, Athens, Greece


117.TS8. My Nuclear Power Plant Neighbor.

Richard Fontana(1)

1. City of New Haven CT, Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, New Haven, CT, United States of America


118.TS8. Two new neutron sources for nuclear applications.

Tzany Kokalova Wheldon(1)

1. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom


119.TS8. Radiochemical Purification and Primary Standardisation of Pratactinium-231 for Nuclear Forensics Applications.

Peter Ivanov(1)

1. National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, United Kingdom



120.TS8. An assessment on safety measures in modern nuclear power stations.

Luca Romano(1)

1. L'Avvocato dell'Atomo, Italy

2. International Master Courses in Protection Against CBRNe events, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy


121.TS8. Smartphones as support tools for emergency preparedness and disaster response.

Francesco d'Errico(1,2,3)

1. Scuola di Ingegneria, Università di Pisa, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

2. Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

3. Yale Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America


122.TS8. Natural phenols as radioprotectors: structural features and possible mechanisms.

Nadia Mulinacci(1), Lisa Giovannelli(1)

1. Dept. NEUROFARBA, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Section, University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy


123.TS8. Application of the JRODOS decision support system in the preparedness to a nuclear emergency.

Milagros Montero(1)

1. CIEMAT – Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas. Department of Environment, Madrid, Spain


124.TS8. Evaluation of a possible dirty bomb explosion scenario: enforcement of d.lgs. 101/2020, of NBCRe civil defence plan and of lombardy guide lines.

Roberta Corrao(1),  Andrea Malizia(2), Giovanni Magrotti(3), Paolo Peerani(3), Lorenzo Di Cesare(3) 

1. Department of Hygiene and Health Prevention, ATS Insubria, Varese, Italy                      

2. Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy                                       

3. European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Directorate J – Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management, Ispra, Italy


125.TS8. Recent developments in measurement and modelling of thermal neutron cross sections for radiation shielding and moderation.

Margherita Simoni(1), Giovanni Romanelli(1), Marco Martellucci(2), Roberto Senesi(1,3) 

1. Dipartimento di Fisica and NAST Centre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy 

2. Mardel Srl, Rome, Italy 

3. Istituto ISM-CNR, Rome, Italy


126.TS8. The Italian Fire Brigade and new data transmission technologies in the National Alerting Network and detection of radioactive fallout.

Michele M. La Veglia(1), Matteo Diaco(2)

1. National Fire and Rescue Service , Campania regionale Office, Naples, Italy

2. National Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Fighting Training Schools, Rome, Italy


142.TS8. Uranium carbide oxidation and self-ignition monitored with advanced microscopy.

Claudia Gasparrini(1), Renaud Podor(2), Olivier Fiquet(3), Michael J.D. Rushton(1,4), William E. (Bill) Lee(1,4)

1. Department of Materials & Centre for Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

2. ICSM, University Montpellier, CNRS, CEA, ENSCM, Site de Marcoule, Bagnols sur Ceze, France 

3. CEA, DES, IRESNE, DEC, SA3E, LCU, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France 

4. Nuclear Futures Institute, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom


241.TS8. SP2: An innovative all-in-one neutron spectrometer. Test results at the Paul Scherrer Institute reference and high-energy neutron fields.

Marcello Ballerini(1), Luca F. Ferrante Vero(1), Michele Lorenzoli(1), Giacomo P. Manessi(1), Gabriele Zorloni(1)

1. ELSE NUCLEAR S.r.l., Busto Arsizio, Italy