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Title: A gaseous measurement system for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane: An analytical methodology to be applied in the evaluation of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity in volcanic tuff

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to develop a gaseous measurement system for the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity or geochemical action on leachate in tuff; to determine the trapping efficiency of the system for carbon-14 dioxide; to determine the trapping efficiency of the system for carbon-14 methane; to apply the experimentally determined factors regarding the system's trapping efficiency for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane to a trapping algorithm to determine the activity of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane in a mixed sample; to determine the minimum detectable activity of the measurement process in picocuries per liter; and to determine the lower limit or detection of the measurement process in counts per minute.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5195954
Report Number(s):
DOE/OR/00033-T394
ON: DE88006268
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76OR00033
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (MS). Thesis (MS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON 14; MEASURING METHODS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; BIODEGRADATION; CARBON DIOXIDE; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; GEOCHEMISTRY; LEACHING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METHANE; RISK ASSESSMENT; ALKANES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON ISOTOPES; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMISTRY; DECOMPOSITION; DISSOLUTION; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HYDROCARBONS; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEI; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 500300 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Dolan, M.M. A gaseous measurement system for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane: An analytical methodology to be applied in the evaluation of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity in volcanic tuff. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Dolan, M.M. A gaseous measurement system for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane: An analytical methodology to be applied in the evaluation of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity in volcanic tuff. United States.
Dolan, M.M. Wed . "A gaseous measurement system for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane: An analytical methodology to be applied in the evaluation of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity in volcanic tuff". United States.
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title = {A gaseous measurement system for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane: An analytical methodology to be applied in the evaluation of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity in volcanic tuff},
author = {Dolan, M.M.},
abstractNote = {The objectives of this study were to develop a gaseous measurement system for the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane produced via microbial activity or geochemical action on leachate in tuff; to determine the trapping efficiency of the system for carbon-14 dioxide; to determine the trapping efficiency of the system for carbon-14 methane; to apply the experimentally determined factors regarding the system's trapping efficiency for carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane to a trapping algorithm to determine the activity of the carbon-14 dioxide and carbon-14 methane in a mixed sample; to determine the minimum detectable activity of the measurement process in picocuries per liter; and to determine the lower limit or detection of the measurement process in counts per minute.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {5}
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