Dose characterization of the rad source 2400 X-ray irradiator for oyster pasteurization. Academic Article uri icon


  • The RS 2400's cylindrical X-ray source yields dose rates high enough to allow the irradiator to replace widely used gamma irradiators. Except for the leftmost 5 cm, beam uniformity is within 10% at the tube surface. At maximum operating parameters, the beam has HVL(1)=13.66 mm aluminum, HC=0.47, and hv(eq)=88.5 keV. Maximum dose rates to tissue are 65 Gy min(-1)+/-3.1% at tube surface, 37 Gy min(-1)+/-3.1% at center of canisters, 14.1 Gy min(-1)+/-6.5% for thin-shelled oysters, and 12.3 Gy min(-1)+/-6.2% for thick-shelled oysters.

published proceedings

  • Appl Radiat Isot

author list (cited authors)

  • Wagner, J. K., Dillon, J. A., Blythe, E. K., & Ford, J. R.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Wagner, Jennifer Koop||Dillon, Jeff A||Blythe, Eugene K||Ford, John R

publication date

  • February 2009