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Title: Apparatus and method for radioactive waste screening

Abstract

An apparatus and method relating to screening radioactive waste are disclosed for ensuring that at least one calculated parameter for the measurement data of a sample falls within a range between an upper limit and a lower limit prior to the sample being packaged for disposal. The apparatus includes a radiation detector configured for detecting radioactivity and radionuclide content of the of the sample of radioactive waste and generating measurement data in response thereto, and a collimator including at least one aperture to direct a field of view of the radiation detector. The method includes measuring a radioactive content of a sample, and calculating one or more parameters from the radioactive content of the sample.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The United States of America, as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1078281
Patent Number(s):
8,260,566
Application Number:
12/787,192
Assignee:
The United States of America, as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Akers, Douglas W., Roybal, Lyle G., Salomon, Hopi, and Williams, Charles Leroy. Apparatus and method for radioactive waste screening. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Akers, Douglas W., Roybal, Lyle G., Salomon, Hopi, & Williams, Charles Leroy. Apparatus and method for radioactive waste screening. United States.
Akers, Douglas W., Roybal, Lyle G., Salomon, Hopi, and Williams, Charles Leroy. Tue . "Apparatus and method for radioactive waste screening". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1078281.
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author = {Akers, Douglas W. and Roybal, Lyle G. and Salomon, Hopi and Williams, Charles Leroy},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method relating to screening radioactive waste are disclosed for ensuring that at least one calculated parameter for the measurement data of a sample falls within a range between an upper limit and a lower limit prior to the sample being packaged for disposal. The apparatus includes a radiation detector configured for detecting radioactivity and radionuclide content of the of the sample of radioactive waste and generating measurement data in response thereto, and a collimator including at least one aperture to direct a field of view of the radiation detector. The method includes measuring a radioactive content of a sample, and calculating one or more parameters from the radioactive content of the sample.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 04 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
month = {Tue Sep 04 00:00:00 EDT 2012}
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