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Title: Characterization of Radiation Hardened Polyurethane Foams for DOE Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Operations

Abstract

The use of polyurethane foams has been under investigation to see if they can be used in DOE decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) operations, specifically to fixate and shield any remaining contamination that is left in any voided structure such as a glovebox. To fix this problem, SRNL attempted to characterize different commercial epoxy foams to evaluate their foam characteristics in different environments, temperature profiles, viscoelastic behavior, shielding capability, and any changes to these characteristics when different weight percent additives were included in the foam matrix. The use of these foams has not been realized yet because of excessive heat generation and flammability concerns during thecuring process.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1462173
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2018-00406
TRN: US1901761
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
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

Rivas, Andy. Characterization of Radiation Hardened Polyurethane Foams for DOE Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Operations. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1462173.
Rivas, Andy. Characterization of Radiation Hardened Polyurethane Foams for DOE Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Operations. United States. doi:10.2172/1462173.
Rivas, Andy. Thu . "Characterization of Radiation Hardened Polyurethane Foams for DOE Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Operations". United States. doi:10.2172/1462173. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1462173.
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title = {Characterization of Radiation Hardened Polyurethane Foams for DOE Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Operations},
author = {Rivas, Andy},
abstractNote = {The use of polyurethane foams has been under investigation to see if they can be used in DOE decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) operations, specifically to fixate and shield any remaining contamination that is left in any voided structure such as a glovebox. To fix this problem, SRNL attempted to characterize different commercial epoxy foams to evaluate their foam characteristics in different environments, temperature profiles, viscoelastic behavior, shielding capability, and any changes to these characteristics when different weight percent additives were included in the foam matrix. The use of these foams has not been realized yet because of excessive heat generation and flammability concerns during thecuring process.},
doi = {10.2172/1462173},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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