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Title: Experimental performance evaluation of two stack sampling systems in a plutonium facility

Abstract

The evaluation of two routine stack sampling systems at the Z-Plant plutonium facility operated by Rockwell International for USERDA is part of a larger study, sponsored by Rockwell and conducted by Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, of gaseous effluent sampling systems. The gaseous effluent sampling systems evaluated are located at the main plant ventilation stack (291-Z-1) and at a vessel vent stack (296-Z-3). A preliminary report, which was a paper study issued in April 1976, identified many deficiencies in the existing sampling systems and made recommendations for corrective action. The objectives of this experimental evaluation of those sampling systems were as follows: Characterize the radioactive aerosols in the stack effluents; Develop a tracer aerosol technique for validating particulate effluent sampling system performance; Evaluate the performance of the existing routine sampling systems and their compliance with the sponsor`s criteria; and Recommend corrective action where required. The tracer aerosol approach to sampler evaluation was chosen because the low concentrations of radioactive particulates in the effluents would otherwise require much longer sampling times and thus more time to complete this evaluation. The following report describes the sampling systems that are the subject of this study and then details the experiments performed. The results aremore » then presented and discussed. Much of the raw and finished data are included in the appendices.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10133230
Report Number(s):
PNL-8037
ON: DE92010758
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; GASEOUS WASTES; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; SAMPLING; SAMPLERS; EVALUATION; AEROSOLS; PLUTONIUM; STACKS; PERFORMANCE; PARTICLE SIZE; DUSTS; 053002

Citation Formats

Glissmeyer, J A. Experimental performance evaluation of two stack sampling systems in a plutonium facility. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/10133230.
Glissmeyer, J A. Experimental performance evaluation of two stack sampling systems in a plutonium facility. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10133230
Glissmeyer, J A. Wed . "Experimental performance evaluation of two stack sampling systems in a plutonium facility". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10133230. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10133230.
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title = {Experimental performance evaluation of two stack sampling systems in a plutonium facility},
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abstractNote = {The evaluation of two routine stack sampling systems at the Z-Plant plutonium facility operated by Rockwell International for USERDA is part of a larger study, sponsored by Rockwell and conducted by Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, of gaseous effluent sampling systems. The gaseous effluent sampling systems evaluated are located at the main plant ventilation stack (291-Z-1) and at a vessel vent stack (296-Z-3). A preliminary report, which was a paper study issued in April 1976, identified many deficiencies in the existing sampling systems and made recommendations for corrective action. The objectives of this experimental evaluation of those sampling systems were as follows: Characterize the radioactive aerosols in the stack effluents; Develop a tracer aerosol technique for validating particulate effluent sampling system performance; Evaluate the performance of the existing routine sampling systems and their compliance with the sponsor`s criteria; and Recommend corrective action where required. The tracer aerosol approach to sampler evaluation was chosen because the low concentrations of radioactive particulates in the effluents would otherwise require much longer sampling times and thus more time to complete this evaluation. The following report describes the sampling systems that are the subject of this study and then details the experiments performed. The results are then presented and discussed. Much of the raw and finished data are included in the appendices.},
doi = {10.2172/10133230},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {4}
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