The work of the Task Group 5.2 'Research Studies on Biokinetic Models' of the CONRAD project is presented. New biokinetic models have been implemented by several European institutions. Quality assurance procedures included intercomparison of the results as well as quality assurance of model formulation. Additionally, the use of the models was examined leading to proposals of tuning parameters. Stable isotope studies were evaluated with respect to their implications to the new models, and new biokinetic models were proposed on the basis of their results. Furthermore, the development of a biokinetic model describing the effects of decorporation of actinides by diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid treatment was initiated.
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In this paper, the work of Task Group 5.2 of the concerted action ‘A Coordinated Network for Radiation Dosimetry’ (CONRAD)(1) is presented which started at the beginning of 2005 and was running until the end of March 2008. This project was funded within the EURATOM 6th Framework Programme for research and training in nuclear energy (contract no. FI6R-012684). It involved two main activities to maintain and enhance competence in radiation protection dosimetry. It analysed the options for sustainable networks linking research players and end users and coordinated the research concerning measurements and calculations for radiation protection at workplaces.
This work was financially supported by the European Commission, contract number FP6-12684.
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