Applicability of the polysulphone horizontal calibration to differently inclined dosimeters

Casale, Giuseppe Rocco, Siani, Anna Maria, Diemoz, Henri, Kimlin, Michael G., & Colosimo, Alfredo (2012) Applicability of the polysulphone horizontal calibration to differently inclined dosimeters. Photochemistry and photobiology, 88(1), pp. 207-214.

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Abstract

Polysulphone (PS) dosimetry has been a widely used technique for more than 30 years to quantify the erythemally effective UV dose received by anatomic sites (personal exposure). The calibration of PS dosimeters is an important issue as their spectral response is different from the erythemal action spectrum. It is performed exposing a set of PS dosimeters on a horizontal plane and measuring the UV doses received by dosimeters using calibrated spectroradiometers or radiometers. In this study, data collected during PS field campaigns (from 2004 to 2006), using horizontal and differently inclined dosimeters, were analyzed to provide some considerations on the transfer of the horizontal calibration to differently inclined dosimeters, as anatomic sites usually are. The role of sky conditions, of the angle of incidence between the sun and the normal to the slope, and of the type of surrounding surface on the calibration were investigated. It was concluded that PS horizontal calibrations apply to differently inclined dosimeters for incidence angles up to approximately 70 degrees and for surfaces excluding ones with high albedo. Caution should be used in the application of horizontal calibrations for cases of high-incidence angle and/or high albedo surfaces.

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ID Code: 57686
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: South-east Queensland, Ultraviolet-radiation, UV Irradiance, Personal Exposure, Solar-Radiation, Total Ozone, Surfaces, Settings, Patterns, Workers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.01006.x
ISSN: 1751-1097 (online) 0031-8655 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., Photochemistry and Photobiology, The American Society of Photobiology.
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2013 22:23
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 23:52

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