A Web-based information system for MCNP simulation of irradiation of complex shaped foods
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A Web-based integrated system was developed for data manipulation and management for particle transport simulation in foods. Particle transport simulation of foods is an important food irradiation technique for dosimetry assessment of a given irradiation system to deliver the required dose to the products intended for treatment. A CT (Computed Tomography) based 3-D geometric modeling technique for foods developed in our lab is used to provide input data to a general Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) code. We developed a web-based interface to provide the on-line capability to formulate input data for the MCNP and to visualize and analyze output data generated by MCNP. In addition, a database storing data such as food nutrition composition, and quality was integrated to support food irradiation research. This system will enable flexible and reliable operations through the Internet by food irradiation engineers and researchers by providing data preparation, analysis, and interpretation during the process of irradiation simulation of complex-shaped foods. © 2008 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
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Huang, Y., Kim, J., Moreira, R. G., & Castell-Perez, M. E.