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Title: Inductively coupled plasma -- Atomic emission spectroscopy glove box assembly system at the West Valley Demonstration Project

Abstract

The inductively coupled plasma/atomic emission spectroscopy [ICP/AES (ICP)] system for elemental analyses in support of vitrification processing was first installed in 1986. The initial instrument was a Jobin Yvon (JY) Model JY-70 ICP that consisted of sequential and simultaneous spectrometers for analysis of nonradioactive samples as radioactive surrogates. The JY-70 ICP continued supporting nonradioactive testing during the Functional and Checkout Testing of Systems (FACTS) using the full-scale melter with ``cold'' (nonradioactive) testing campaigns. As a result, the need for another system was identified to allow for the analysis of radioactive samples. The Mass Spec (Spectrometry) Lab was established for the installation of the modified ICP system for handling radioactive samples. The conceptual setup of another ICP was predicated on the use of a hood to allow ease of accessibility of the torch, nebulizer, and spray chamber, and the minimization of air flow paths. However, reconsideration of the radioactive sample dose rate and contamination levels led to the configuration of the glovebox system with a common transfer interface box for the ICP and the inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) glovebox assemblies. As a result, a simultaneous Model JY-50P ICP with glovebox was installed in 1990 as a first generation ICP gloveboxmore » system. This was one of the first ICP glovebox assemblies connected with an ICP-MS glovebox system. Since the economics of processing high-level radioactive waste (HLW) required the availability of an instrument to operate 24 hours a day throughout the year without any downtime, a second generation ICP glovebox assembly was designed, manufactured, and installed in 1995 using a Model JY-46P ICP. These two ICP glovebox systems continue to support vitrification of the HLW into canisters for storage. The ICP systems have been instrumental in monitoring vitrification batch processing. To date, remote sample preparation and compositional analysis of key parameters, i.e., greater than 0.5% weight percent metal oxides, during batch processing (waste initials, glass formers, waste plus glass formers, and glass) has verified the composition to be within the acceptance criteria and generated the necessary data for the Waste Qualification Report.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
West Valley Demonstration Project, West Valley, NY (US); Environmental Measurements Lab., New York, NY (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750302
Report Number(s):
44139-89
TRN: US0000731
DOE Contract Number:  
AC24-81NE44139
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Dec 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 42 ENGINEERING; NEW YORK; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; GLOVEBOXES; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; VITRIFICATION; MONITORING; ICP MASS SPECTROSCOPY; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; WVDP; WVNS; ICP; AES; SPECTROSCOPY; GLOVE BOX; INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA; ATOMIC EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Marlow, J H, McCarthy, K M, and Tamul, N R. Inductively coupled plasma -- Atomic emission spectroscopy glove box assembly system at the West Valley Demonstration Project. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/750302.
Marlow, J H, McCarthy, K M, & Tamul, N R. Inductively coupled plasma -- Atomic emission spectroscopy glove box assembly system at the West Valley Demonstration Project. United States. doi:10.2172/750302.
Marlow, J H, McCarthy, K M, and Tamul, N R. Fri . "Inductively coupled plasma -- Atomic emission spectroscopy glove box assembly system at the West Valley Demonstration Project". United States. doi:10.2172/750302. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750302.
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title = {Inductively coupled plasma -- Atomic emission spectroscopy glove box assembly system at the West Valley Demonstration Project},
author = {Marlow, J H and McCarthy, K M and Tamul, N R},
abstractNote = {The inductively coupled plasma/atomic emission spectroscopy [ICP/AES (ICP)] system for elemental analyses in support of vitrification processing was first installed in 1986. The initial instrument was a Jobin Yvon (JY) Model JY-70 ICP that consisted of sequential and simultaneous spectrometers for analysis of nonradioactive samples as radioactive surrogates. The JY-70 ICP continued supporting nonradioactive testing during the Functional and Checkout Testing of Systems (FACTS) using the full-scale melter with ``cold'' (nonradioactive) testing campaigns. As a result, the need for another system was identified to allow for the analysis of radioactive samples. The Mass Spec (Spectrometry) Lab was established for the installation of the modified ICP system for handling radioactive samples. The conceptual setup of another ICP was predicated on the use of a hood to allow ease of accessibility of the torch, nebulizer, and spray chamber, and the minimization of air flow paths. However, reconsideration of the radioactive sample dose rate and contamination levels led to the configuration of the glovebox system with a common transfer interface box for the ICP and the inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) glovebox assemblies. As a result, a simultaneous Model JY-50P ICP with glovebox was installed in 1990 as a first generation ICP glovebox system. This was one of the first ICP glovebox assemblies connected with an ICP-MS glovebox system. Since the economics of processing high-level radioactive waste (HLW) required the availability of an instrument to operate 24 hours a day throughout the year without any downtime, a second generation ICP glovebox assembly was designed, manufactured, and installed in 1995 using a Model JY-46P ICP. These two ICP glovebox systems continue to support vitrification of the HLW into canisters for storage. The ICP systems have been instrumental in monitoring vitrification batch processing. To date, remote sample preparation and compositional analysis of key parameters, i.e., greater than 0.5% weight percent metal oxides, during batch processing (waste initials, glass formers, waste plus glass formers, and glass) has verified the composition to be within the acceptance criteria and generated the necessary data for the Waste Qualification Report.},
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