RADIOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN DISPOSAL OF TREATED SLUDGE

  • Khairuddin Mohamad Kontol
  • Ismail Sulaiman
  • Faizal Azrin Abdul Razalim

Abstract

Sludge and scales produced during oil and gas production contain enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). Sludge and scales are under the jurisdiction of Department of Environment (DOE) and also Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB). AELB has issued a guideline regarding the disposal of sludge and scales as in its guideline (LEM/TEK/30 SEM.2, 1996). In this guideline, Radiological Impact Assessment (RIA) should be carried out on all proposed disposals and has to demonstrate that no member of public will be exposed to more than 1 mSv/y. This paper presented RIA analysis using RESRAD computer code for the disposal of treated sludge. RESRAD (RESidual RADioactive) developed by Argonne National Laboratory is to estimate radiation doses and risks from residual radioactive materials. The dose received by the member of public is found to be well below the stipulated limit.   

Published
2017-05-09
How to Cite
MOHAMAD KONTOL, Khairuddin; SULAIMAN, Ismail; ABDUL RAZALIM, Faizal Azrin. RADIOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN DISPOSAL OF TREATED SLUDGE. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 23-30, may 2017. ISSN 2232-0946. Available at: <https://jsnm.nuclearmalaysia.gov.my/index.php/jsnm/article/view/30>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2021.