Validation and practical implementation of an air monitoring system for emergency situations

SCK•CEN Mentor

Majkowski Isabelle,, +32 (0)14 02 661 19 77

Expert group

Health Physics

SCK•CEN Co-mentor

Praet Luc , , +32 (0)14 33 28 03

Short project description

As part of the emergency plan, SCKCEN posesses of an intervention vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with radiation monitors including an alpha spectrometer and a gamma spectrometer. Sampling air on filters and the measurement methods when using these monitors should be optimized.


The student's project will include actions to optimise the sampling time of air on a fiber filter or on a coal filter in order to reach good statistics. In addition, the measurement methods need to be optimized. 

The minimum diploma level of the candidate needs to be

Professional bachelor , Master of industrial sciences , Academic bachelor

The candidate needs to have a background in

Physics , Radioprotection