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Title: FAST-RESPONSE ISOTOPIC ALPHA CONTINUOUS AIR MONITOR (CAM)

Abstract

The objective of this effort is to develop and test a novel Continuous Air Monitor (CAM) instrument for monitoring alpha-emitting radionuclides, using a technology that can be applied to Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) of thermal treatment system off gas streams. The CAM instrument will have very high alpha spectral resolution and provide real-time, on-line monitoring suitable for alerting workers of high concentrations of alpha-emitting radionuclides in the ambient air and for improved control of decontamination, dismantlement, and air emission control equipment. Base Phase I involves the design, development, and preliminary testing of a laboratory-scale instrument. Testing will initially be conducted using naturally-occurring radon progeny in ambient air. In the Optional Phase II, the Base Phase I instrument will be critically evaluated at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) with characterized plutonium aerosols; then an improved instrument will be built and field-tested at a suitable DOE site.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US); Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
772477
Report Number(s):
DE-AR26-98FT40365-04
TRN: AH200124%%22
DOE Contract Number:  
AR26-98FT40365
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Apr 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; RADIATION MONITORS; ALPHA DETECTION; AIR POLLUTION MONITORS; OFF-GAS SYSTEMS; RADIATION MONITORING; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS; RADIATION PROTECTION; PERFORMANCE TESTING

Citation Formats

Keith D. Patch. FAST-RESPONSE ISOTOPIC ALPHA CONTINUOUS AIR MONITOR (CAM). United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/772477.
Keith D. Patch. FAST-RESPONSE ISOTOPIC ALPHA CONTINUOUS AIR MONITOR (CAM). United States. doi:10.2172/772477.
Keith D. Patch. Fri . "FAST-RESPONSE ISOTOPIC ALPHA CONTINUOUS AIR MONITOR (CAM)". United States. doi:10.2172/772477. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/772477.
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abstractNote = {The objective of this effort is to develop and test a novel Continuous Air Monitor (CAM) instrument for monitoring alpha-emitting radionuclides, using a technology that can be applied to Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) of thermal treatment system off gas streams. The CAM instrument will have very high alpha spectral resolution and provide real-time, on-line monitoring suitable for alerting workers of high concentrations of alpha-emitting radionuclides in the ambient air and for improved control of decontamination, dismantlement, and air emission control equipment. Base Phase I involves the design, development, and preliminary testing of a laboratory-scale instrument. Testing will initially be conducted using naturally-occurring radon progeny in ambient air. In the Optional Phase II, the Base Phase I instrument will be critically evaluated at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) with characterized plutonium aerosols; then an improved instrument will be built and field-tested at a suitable DOE site.},
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