skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages

Abstract

A method is described for non-destructively assaying the radionuclide content of solid waste in a sealed container by analysis of the waste's gamma-ray spectrum and neutron emissions. Some radionuclides are measured by characteristic photopeaks in the gamma-ray spectrum; transuranic nuclides are measured by neutron emission rate; other radionuclides are measured by correlation with those already measured.

Inventors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5678150
Application Number:
ON: DE85011674
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; CLASSIFICATION; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; NEUTRON EMISSION; NUCLEAR REACTION ANALYSIS; SOLID WASTES; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; ELEMENTS; EMISSION; MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SPECTROSCOPY; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 400103 - Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures- (-1987); 400101 - Activation, Nuclear Reaction, Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures

Citation Formats

Brodzinski, R L, Perkins, R W, Rieck, H G, and Wogman, N A. Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Brodzinski, R L, Perkins, R W, Rieck, H G, & Wogman, N A. Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages. United States.
Brodzinski, R L, Perkins, R W, Rieck, H G, and Wogman, N A. Wed . "Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages". United States.
@article{osti_5678150,
title = {Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages},
author = {Brodzinski, R L and Perkins, R W and Rieck, H G and Wogman, N A},
abstractNote = {A method is described for non-destructively assaying the radionuclide content of solid waste in a sealed container by analysis of the waste's gamma-ray spectrum and neutron emissions. Some radionuclides are measured by characteristic photopeaks in the gamma-ray spectrum; transuranic nuclides are measured by neutron emission rate; other radionuclides are measured by correlation with those already measured.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {9}
}