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Title: Report on Non-invasive acoustic monitoring of D2O concentration Oct 31 2017

Abstract

There is an urgent need for real-time monitoring of the hydrogen /deuterium ratio (H/D) for heavy water production monitoring. Based upon published literature, sound speed is sensitive to the deuterium content of heavy water and can be measured using existing acoustic methods to determine the deuterium concentration in heavy water solutions. We plan to adapt existing non-invasive acoustic techniques (Swept-Frequency Acoustic Interferometry and Gaussian-pulse acoustic technique) for the purpose of quantifying H/D ratios in solution. A successful demonstration will provide an easily implemented, low cost, and non-invasive method for remote and unattended H/D ratio measurements with a resolution of less than 0.2% vol.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1407911
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-30178
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Pantea, Cristian, Sinha, Dipen N., Lakis, Rollin Evan, Beedle, Christopher Craig, and Davis, Eric Sean. Report on Non-invasive acoustic monitoring of D2O concentration Oct 31 2017. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1407911.
Pantea, Cristian, Sinha, Dipen N., Lakis, Rollin Evan, Beedle, Christopher Craig, & Davis, Eric Sean. Report on Non-invasive acoustic monitoring of D2O concentration Oct 31 2017. United States. doi:10.2172/1407911.
Pantea, Cristian, Sinha, Dipen N., Lakis, Rollin Evan, Beedle, Christopher Craig, and Davis, Eric Sean. Mon . "Report on Non-invasive acoustic monitoring of D2O concentration Oct 31 2017". United States. doi:10.2172/1407911. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407911.
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abstractNote = {There is an urgent need for real-time monitoring of the hydrogen /deuterium ratio (H/D) for heavy water production monitoring. Based upon published literature, sound speed is sensitive to the deuterium content of heavy water and can be measured using existing acoustic methods to determine the deuterium concentration in heavy water solutions. We plan to adapt existing non-invasive acoustic techniques (Swept-Frequency Acoustic Interferometry and Gaussian-pulse acoustic technique) for the purpose of quantifying H/D ratios in solution. A successful demonstration will provide an easily implemented, low cost, and non-invasive method for remote and unattended H/D ratio measurements with a resolution of less than 0.2% vol.},
doi = {10.2172/1407911},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Nov 06 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Nov 06 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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