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Title: Remote Laser Diffraction PSD Analyzer

Abstract

Particle size distribution (PSD) analysis of radioactive slurry samples were obtained using a modified "off-the-shelf" classical laser light scattering particle size analyzer. A Horiba Instruments Inc. Model La-300 PSD analyzer, which has a 0.1 to 600 micron measurement range, was modified for remote application in a "hot cell" (gamma radiation) environment. The general details of the modifications to this analyzer are presented in this paper. This technology provides rapid and simple PSD analysis, especially down in the fine and microscopic particle size regime. Particle size analysis of these radioactive slurries down in this smaller range was not achievable - making this technology far superior than the traditional methods used previously. Remote deployment and utilization of this technology is in an exploratory stage. The risk of malfunction in this radiation environment is countered by gaining of this tremendously useful fundamental engineering data. Successful acquisition of this data, in conjunction with other characterization analyses, provides important information that can be used in the myriad of potential radioactive waste management alternatives.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
911470
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-00-00479
TRN: US0704579
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 - MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES, 46 - INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DIFFRACTION; DISTRIBUTION; LASERS; LIGHT SCATTERING; MODIFICATIONS; PARTICLE SIZE; RADIATIONS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SLURRIES; laser light scattering particle size analyzer; particle size; particle size distribution (PSD); radioactive; remote deployment; slurry; waste management

Citation Formats

Batcheller, Thomas Aquinas, Huestis, Gary Michael, and Bolton, Steven Michael. Remote Laser Diffraction PSD Analyzer. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/911470.
Batcheller, Thomas Aquinas, Huestis, Gary Michael, & Bolton, Steven Michael. Remote Laser Diffraction PSD Analyzer. United States. doi:10.2172/911470.
Batcheller, Thomas Aquinas, Huestis, Gary Michael, and Bolton, Steven Michael. Thu . "Remote Laser Diffraction PSD Analyzer". United States. doi:10.2172/911470. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911470.
@article{osti_911470,
title = {Remote Laser Diffraction PSD Analyzer},
author = {Batcheller, Thomas Aquinas and Huestis, Gary Michael and Bolton, Steven Michael},
abstractNote = {Particle size distribution (PSD) analysis of radioactive slurry samples were obtained using a modified "off-the-shelf" classical laser light scattering particle size analyzer. A Horiba Instruments Inc. Model La-300 PSD analyzer, which has a 0.1 to 600 micron measurement range, was modified for remote application in a "hot cell" (gamma radiation) environment. The general details of the modifications to this analyzer are presented in this paper. This technology provides rapid and simple PSD analysis, especially down in the fine and microscopic particle size regime. Particle size analysis of these radioactive slurries down in this smaller range was not achievable - making this technology far superior than the traditional methods used previously. Remote deployment and utilization of this technology is in an exploratory stage. The risk of malfunction in this radiation environment is countered by gaining of this tremendously useful fundamental engineering data. Successful acquisition of this data, in conjunction with other characterization analyses, provides important information that can be used in the myriad of potential radioactive waste management alternatives.},
doi = {10.2172/911470},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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