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Title: Adsorption of spent fuel storage pool contaminants into metal surfaces

Abstract

Shipping casks, after being submerged in spent fuel pools for the purpose of loading or unloading fuel, resist complete removal of the adsorbed contamination. To systematically study the mechanisms involved, 122 metal surface samples were immersed in the spent fuel storage pool of the Callaway Power Plant for periods of 7 to 30 days. After being removed from the pool, all samples were washed and wiped (with cloth) using demineralized water. They were then gamma counted for absolute activity, by using Eu-152 as an energy efficiency calibrator, applied uniformly to unexposed sample surfaces. Swipes were taken after each of 3 days of such environmental conditioning. Following this conditioning, selected samples were again counted to determine absolute contamination remaining on the samples. 2 refs., 1 tab.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. (Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO (USA))
  2. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/DP
OSTI Identifier:
6881068
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6881068; Legacy ID: DE90013069
Report Number(s):
SAND-90-1683C; CONF-900608--38
ON: DE90013069
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society annual meeting, Nashville, TN (USA), 10-14 Jun 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SPENT FUEL CASKS; SURFACE CLEANING; ADSORPTION; EUROPIUM 152; FUEL POOLS; METALS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CASKS; CLEANING; CONTAINERS; CONTAMINATION; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; ELEMENTS; EUROPIUM ISOTOPES; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIAT; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; RARE EARTH ISOTOPES; RARE EARTH NUCLEI; SORPTION; STORAGE; SURFACE FINISHING 420204* -- Engineering-- Shipping Containers; 052001 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Reaves, K., Kunze, J., Lu, Kang, and Bennett, P.C. Adsorption of spent fuel storage pool contaminants into metal surfaces. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Reaves, K., Kunze, J., Lu, Kang, & Bennett, P.C. Adsorption of spent fuel storage pool contaminants into metal surfaces. United States.
Reaves, K., Kunze, J., Lu, Kang, and Bennett, P.C. Mon . "Adsorption of spent fuel storage pool contaminants into metal surfaces". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Shipping casks, after being submerged in spent fuel pools for the purpose of loading or unloading fuel, resist complete removal of the adsorbed contamination. To systematically study the mechanisms involved, 122 metal surface samples were immersed in the spent fuel storage pool of the Callaway Power Plant for periods of 7 to 30 days. After being removed from the pool, all samples were washed and wiped (with cloth) using demineralized water. They were then gamma counted for absolute activity, by using Eu-152 as an energy efficiency calibrator, applied uniformly to unexposed sample surfaces. Swipes were taken after each of 3 days of such environmental conditioning. Following this conditioning, selected samples were again counted to determine absolute contamination remaining on the samples. 2 refs., 1 tab.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
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