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Title: Estimation of Plutonium-240 Mass in Waste Tanks Using Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Radioactive Xenon Isotopes from Spontaneous Fission

Abstract

This report details efforts to develop a technique which is able to detect and quantify the mass of 240Pu in waste storage tanks and other enclosed spaces. If the isotopic ratios of the plutonium contained in the enclosed space is also known, then this technique is capable of estimating the total mass of the plutonium without physical sample retrieval and radiochemical analysis of hazardous material. Results utilizing this technique are reported for a Hanford Site waste tank (TX-118) and a well-characterized plutonium sample in a laboratory environment.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1413393
Report Number(s):
PNNL-26495
DN4003020
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Bowyer, Theodore W., Gesh, Christopher J., Haas, Daniel A., Hayes, James C., Johns, Jesse M., Lukins, Craig D., Mahoney, Lenna A., Meacham, Joseph E., Mendoza, Donaldo P., Olsen, Khris B., Prinke, Amanda M., Reid, Bruce D., Sevigny, Gary J., Sinkov, Sergey I., and Woods, Vincent T.. Estimation of Plutonium-240 Mass in Waste Tanks Using Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Radioactive Xenon Isotopes from Spontaneous Fission. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1413393.
Bowyer, Theodore W., Gesh, Christopher J., Haas, Daniel A., Hayes, James C., Johns, Jesse M., Lukins, Craig D., Mahoney, Lenna A., Meacham, Joseph E., Mendoza, Donaldo P., Olsen, Khris B., Prinke, Amanda M., Reid, Bruce D., Sevigny, Gary J., Sinkov, Sergey I., & Woods, Vincent T.. Estimation of Plutonium-240 Mass in Waste Tanks Using Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Radioactive Xenon Isotopes from Spontaneous Fission. United States. doi:10.2172/1413393.
Bowyer, Theodore W., Gesh, Christopher J., Haas, Daniel A., Hayes, James C., Johns, Jesse M., Lukins, Craig D., Mahoney, Lenna A., Meacham, Joseph E., Mendoza, Donaldo P., Olsen, Khris B., Prinke, Amanda M., Reid, Bruce D., Sevigny, Gary J., Sinkov, Sergey I., and Woods, Vincent T.. Wed . "Estimation of Plutonium-240 Mass in Waste Tanks Using Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Radioactive Xenon Isotopes from Spontaneous Fission". United States. doi:10.2172/1413393. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1413393.
@article{osti_1413393,
title = {Estimation of Plutonium-240 Mass in Waste Tanks Using Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Radioactive Xenon Isotopes from Spontaneous Fission},
author = {Bowyer, Theodore W. and Gesh, Christopher J. and Haas, Daniel A. and Hayes, James C. and Johns, Jesse M. and Lukins, Craig D. and Mahoney, Lenna A. and Meacham, Joseph E. and Mendoza, Donaldo P. and Olsen, Khris B. and Prinke, Amanda M. and Reid, Bruce D. and Sevigny, Gary J. and Sinkov, Sergey I. and Woods, Vincent T.},
abstractNote = {This report details efforts to develop a technique which is able to detect and quantify the mass of 240Pu in waste storage tanks and other enclosed spaces. If the isotopic ratios of the plutonium contained in the enclosed space is also known, then this technique is capable of estimating the total mass of the plutonium without physical sample retrieval and radiochemical analysis of hazardous material. Results utilizing this technique are reported for a Hanford Site waste tank (TX-118) and a well-characterized plutonium sample in a laboratory environment.},
doi = {10.2172/1413393},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed May 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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