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Title: A Review of Flow Analysis Methods for Determination of Radionuclides in Nuclear Wastes and Nuclear Reactor Coolants

Abstract

Here, the safety and security of nuclear power plant operations depend on the application of the most appropriate techniques and methods of chemical analysis, where modern flow analysis methods prevail. Nevertheless, the current status of the development of these methods is more limited than it might be expected based on their genuine advantages. The main aim of this paper is to review the automated flow analysis procedures developed with various detection methods for the nuclear energy industry. The flow analysis methods for the determination of radionuclides, that have been reported to date, are primarily focused on their environmental applications. The benefits of the application of flow methods in both monitoring of the nuclear wastes and process analysis of the primary circuit coolants of light water nuclear reactors will also be discussed. The application of either continuous flow methods (CFA) or injection methods (FIA, SIA) of the flow analysis with the β–radiometric detection shortens the analysis time and improves the precision of determination due to mechanization of certain time-consuming operations of the sample processing. Compared to the radiometric detection, the mass spectrometry (MS) detection enables one to perform multicomponent analyses as well as the determination of transuranic isotopes with much bettermore » limits of detection.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw (Poland); Univ. of Warsaw, Warsaw (Poland)
  2. Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw (Poland)
  3. 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:
1420878
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131578
Journal ID: ISSN 0039-9140; PII: S0039914018301589
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Talanta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 183; Journal ID: ISSN 0039-9140
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; flow analysis; radionuclides; radiometric detections; ICP-MS; spent reactor fuel; reactor coolan

Citation Formats

Trojanowicz, Marek, Kolacinska, Kamila, and Grate, Jay W. A Review of Flow Analysis Methods for Determination of Radionuclides in Nuclear Wastes and Nuclear Reactor Coolants. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2018.02.050.
Trojanowicz, Marek, Kolacinska, Kamila, & Grate, Jay W. A Review of Flow Analysis Methods for Determination of Radionuclides in Nuclear Wastes and Nuclear Reactor Coolants. United States. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2018.02.050.
Trojanowicz, Marek, Kolacinska, Kamila, and Grate, Jay W. Tue . "A Review of Flow Analysis Methods for Determination of Radionuclides in Nuclear Wastes and Nuclear Reactor Coolants". United States. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2018.02.050.
@article{osti_1420878,
title = {A Review of Flow Analysis Methods for Determination of Radionuclides in Nuclear Wastes and Nuclear Reactor Coolants},
author = {Trojanowicz, Marek and Kolacinska, Kamila and Grate, Jay W.},
abstractNote = {Here, the safety and security of nuclear power plant operations depend on the application of the most appropriate techniques and methods of chemical analysis, where modern flow analysis methods prevail. Nevertheless, the current status of the development of these methods is more limited than it might be expected based on their genuine advantages. The main aim of this paper is to review the automated flow analysis procedures developed with various detection methods for the nuclear energy industry. The flow analysis methods for the determination of radionuclides, that have been reported to date, are primarily focused on their environmental applications. The benefits of the application of flow methods in both monitoring of the nuclear wastes and process analysis of the primary circuit coolants of light water nuclear reactors will also be discussed. The application of either continuous flow methods (CFA) or injection methods (FIA, SIA) of the flow analysis with the β–radiometric detection shortens the analysis time and improves the precision of determination due to mechanization of certain time-consuming operations of the sample processing. Compared to the radiometric detection, the mass spectrometry (MS) detection enables one to perform multicomponent analyses as well as the determination of transuranic isotopes with much better limits of detection.},
doi = {10.1016/j.talanta.2018.02.050},
journal = {Talanta},
number = ,
volume = 183,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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