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Title: Measuring Monodisperse Aerosol Transmission in the Los Alamos Respirable Release Fraction Measurement Chamber

Abstract

The transmission ratio of monodisperse aerosol (between 1 and 20 μm aerodynamic equivalent diameter) was measured in a modified configuration of the Los Alamos RRFMC (Respirable Release Fraction Measurement Chamber). The RRFMC is a newly built, 20- foot tall, airtight chamber for the drop testing of nuclear material storage containers. The RRFMC was integrated into an existing HEPA filtered wind tunnel system, and is capable of direct measurement of Airborne Release Fraction (ARF) and Respirable Release Fraction (RRF) for plutonium and uranium under various accident conditions. Cerium oxide powder is used as a surrogate for plutonium oxide. Real-time aerosol measurements for aerodynamic diameters from 0.5 to 20 μm are performed with a TSI Inc (Shoreview, MN) Model 3321 APS (Aerodynamic Particle Sizer) spectrometer.

Authors:
 [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:
1481115
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-30579
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Aerosol; Transmission; Air sampling; Respirable Release Fraction

Citation Formats

Tao, Yong, and Moore, Murray E. Measuring Monodisperse Aerosol Transmission in the Los Alamos Respirable Release Fraction Measurement Chamber. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1481115.
Tao, Yong, & Moore, Murray E. Measuring Monodisperse Aerosol Transmission in the Los Alamos Respirable Release Fraction Measurement Chamber. United States. doi:10.2172/1481115.
Tao, Yong, and Moore, Murray E. Fri . "Measuring Monodisperse Aerosol Transmission in the Los Alamos Respirable Release Fraction Measurement Chamber". United States. doi:10.2172/1481115. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481115.
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author = {Tao, Yong and Moore, Murray E.},
abstractNote = {The transmission ratio of monodisperse aerosol (between 1 and 20 μm aerodynamic equivalent diameter) was measured in a modified configuration of the Los Alamos RRFMC (Respirable Release Fraction Measurement Chamber). The RRFMC is a newly built, 20- foot tall, airtight chamber for the drop testing of nuclear material storage containers. The RRFMC was integrated into an existing HEPA filtered wind tunnel system, and is capable of direct measurement of Airborne Release Fraction (ARF) and Respirable Release Fraction (RRF) for plutonium and uranium under various accident conditions. Cerium oxide powder is used as a surrogate for plutonium oxide. Real-time aerosol measurements for aerodynamic diameters from 0.5 to 20 μm are performed with a TSI Inc (Shoreview, MN) Model 3321 APS (Aerodynamic Particle Sizer) spectrometer.},
doi = {10.2172/1481115},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
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