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Title: Active and passive computed tomography mixed waste focus area final report

Abstract

The Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) Characterization Development Strategy delineates an approach to resolve technology deficiencies associated with the characterization of mixed wastes. The intent of this strategy is to ensure the availability of technologies to support the Department of Energy's (DOE) mixed-waste, low-level or transuranic (TRU) contaminated waste characterization management needs. To this end the MWFA has defined and coordinated characterization development programs to ensure that data and test results necessary to evaluate the utility of non-destructive assay technologies are available to meet site contact handled waste management schedules. Requirements used as technology development project benchmarks are based in the National TRU Program Quality Assurance Program Plan. These requirements include the ability to determine total bias and total measurement uncertainty. These parameters must be completely evaluated for waste types to be processed through a given nondestructive waste assay system constituting the foundation of activities undertaken in technology development projects. Once development and testing activities have been completed, Innovative Technology Summary Reports are generated to provide results and conclusions to support EM-30, -40, or -60 end user or customer technology selection. The active and passive computed tomography non-destructive assay system is one of the technologies selected for development by themore » MWFA. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has developed the active and passive computed tomography (A&XT) nondestructive assay (NDA) technology to identify and accurately quantify all detectable radioisotopes in closed containers of waste. This technology will be applicable to all types of waste regardless of their classification-low level, transuranic or mixed. Mixed waste contains radioactivity and hazardous organic species. The scope of our technology is to develop a non-invasive waste-drum scanner that employs the principles of computed tomography and gamma-ray spectral analysis to identify and quantify all of the detectable radioisotopes. Once this and other applicable technologies are developed, waste drums can be nondestructively and accurately characterized to satisfy repository and regulatory guidelines prior to disposal.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP)
OSTI Identifier:
8021
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-131695-REV-1
YN0100000; ON: DE00008021
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-Eng-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; Computerized Tomography; Radioactive Wastes; Design; Performance

Citation Formats

Jackson, J A, Becker, G K, Camp, D C, Decman, D J, Martz, H E, and Roberson, G P. Active and passive computed tomography mixed waste focus area final report. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/8021.
Jackson, J A, Becker, G K, Camp, D C, Decman, D J, Martz, H E, & Roberson, G P. Active and passive computed tomography mixed waste focus area final report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/8021
Jackson, J A, Becker, G K, Camp, D C, Decman, D J, Martz, H E, and Roberson, G P. Fri . "Active and passive computed tomography mixed waste focus area final report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/8021. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/8021.
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title = {Active and passive computed tomography mixed waste focus area final report},
author = {Jackson, J A and Becker, G K and Camp, D C and Decman, D J and Martz, H E and Roberson, G P},
abstractNote = {The Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) Characterization Development Strategy delineates an approach to resolve technology deficiencies associated with the characterization of mixed wastes. The intent of this strategy is to ensure the availability of technologies to support the Department of Energy's (DOE) mixed-waste, low-level or transuranic (TRU) contaminated waste characterization management needs. To this end the MWFA has defined and coordinated characterization development programs to ensure that data and test results necessary to evaluate the utility of non-destructive assay technologies are available to meet site contact handled waste management schedules. Requirements used as technology development project benchmarks are based in the National TRU Program Quality Assurance Program Plan. These requirements include the ability to determine total bias and total measurement uncertainty. These parameters must be completely evaluated for waste types to be processed through a given nondestructive waste assay system constituting the foundation of activities undertaken in technology development projects. Once development and testing activities have been completed, Innovative Technology Summary Reports are generated to provide results and conclusions to support EM-30, -40, or -60 end user or customer technology selection. The active and passive computed tomography non-destructive assay system is one of the technologies selected for development by the MWFA. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has developed the active and passive computed tomography (A&XT) nondestructive assay (NDA) technology to identify and accurately quantify all detectable radioisotopes in closed containers of waste. This technology will be applicable to all types of waste regardless of their classification-low level, transuranic or mixed. Mixed waste contains radioactivity and hazardous organic species. The scope of our technology is to develop a non-invasive waste-drum scanner that employs the principles of computed tomography and gamma-ray spectral analysis to identify and quantify all of the detectable radioisotopes. Once this and other applicable technologies are developed, waste drums can be nondestructively and accurately characterized to satisfy repository and regulatory guidelines prior to disposal.},
doi = {10.2172/8021},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/8021}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {11}
}