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Title: Sensor system for buried waste containment sites

Abstract

A sensor system is disclosed for a buried waste containment site having a bottom wall barrier and/or sidewall barriers, for containing hazardous waste. The sensor system includes one or more sensor devices disposed in one or more of the barriers for detecting a physical parameter either of the barrier itself or of the physical condition of the surrounding soils and buried waste, and for producing a signal representing the physical parameter detected. Also included is a signal processor for receiving signals produced by the sensor device and for developing information identifying the physical parameter detected, either for sounding an alarm, displaying a graphic representation of a physical parameter detected on a viewing screen and/or a hard copy printout. The sensor devices may be deployed in or adjacent the barriers at the same time the barriers are deployed and may be adapted to detect strain or cracking in the barriers, leakage of radiation through the barriers, the presence and leaking through the barriers of volatile organic compounds, or similar physical conditions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Pocatello, ID)
  2. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872824
Patent Number(s):
US 6016714
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
sensor; buried; waste; containment; sites; disclosed; site; bottom; wall; barrier; sidewall; barriers; containing; hazardous; devices; disposed; detecting; physical; parameter; condition; surrounding; soils; producing; signal; representing; detected; included; processor; receiving; signals; produced; device; developing; information; identifying; sounding; alarm; displaying; graphic; representation; viewing; screen; hard; copy; printout; deployed; adjacent; time; adapted; detect; strain; cracking; leakage; radiation; presence; leaking; volatile; organic; compounds; similar; conditions; bottom wall; physical condition; physical parameter; sensor devices; signal representing; buried waste; signal processor; organic compound; hazardous waste; organic compounds; volatile organic; receiving signals; signals produced; waste containment; containing hazardous; viewing screen; sensor device; signal process; wall barrier; containment site; /73/588/

Citation Formats

Smith, Ann Marie, Gardner, Bradley M., Kostelnik, Kevin M., Partin, Judy K., Lancaster, Gregory D., and Pfeifer, May Catherine. Sensor system for buried waste containment sites. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Smith, Ann Marie, Gardner, Bradley M., Kostelnik, Kevin M., Partin, Judy K., Lancaster, Gregory D., & Pfeifer, May Catherine. Sensor system for buried waste containment sites. United States.
Smith, Ann Marie, Gardner, Bradley M., Kostelnik, Kevin M., Partin, Judy K., Lancaster, Gregory D., and Pfeifer, May Catherine. 2000. "Sensor system for buried waste containment sites". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872824.
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  • A sensor system for a buried waste containment site having a bottom wall barrier and sidewall barriers, for containing hazardous waste. The sensor system includes one or more sensor devices disposed in one or more of the barriers for detecting a physical parameter either of the barrier itself or of the physical condition of the surrounding soils and buried waste, and for producing a signal representing the physical parameter detected. Also included is a signal processor for receiving signals produced by the sensor device and for developing information identifying the physical parameter detected, either for sounding an alarm, displaying amore » graphic representation of a physical parameter detected on a viewing screen and/or a hard copy printout. The sensor devices may be deployed in or adjacent the barriers at the same time the barriers are deployed and may be adapted to detect strain or cracking in the barriers, leakage of radiation through the barriers, the presence and leaking through the barriers of volatile organic compounds, or similar physical conditions.« less
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