Modelling infrared radiation exposure by black body-like sources

Renata Sisto, Francesco Frigerio, Andrea Militello, Massimo Borra, Danilo Cottica, Elena Grignani

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In this work, a method previously proposed in the literature (Sisto R, Pinto I, Stacchini N et al. Infrared radiation exposure in traditional glass factories. AIHAJ 2000; 61: 5-10) to evaluate the exposure to infrared (IR) radiation when the source can be approximated as a black body is implemented in a mathematical code developed in Matlab. Some practical situations are discussed. A comparison between the results obtained by a spectroradiometric technique and that obtained by using a broadband radiometer and the modelling of the source is shown. The IR radiation exposure evaluations in a cement industry and in a steel forge are shown and compared to the exposure limit values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-930
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Occupational Hygiene
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • black body source
  • cataract
  • infrared radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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