skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: System and method for the analysis of one or more compounds and/or species produced by a solution-based nuclear reactor

Abstract

The present invention relates generally to both a system and method for determining the composition of an off-gas from a solution nuclear reactor (e.g., an Aqueous Homogeneous Reactor (AHR)) and the composition of the fissioning solution from those measurements. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes at least one quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) in a system and/or method designed to determine at least one or more of: (i) the rate of production of at least one gas and/or gas species from a nuclear reactor; (ii) the effect on pH by one or more nitrogen species; (iii) the rate of production of one or more fission gases; and/or (iv) the effect on pH of at least one gas and/or gas species other than one or more nitrogen species from a nuclear reactor.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc., Lynchburg, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1130457
Patent Number(s):
8,718,218
Application Number:
13/796,461
Assignee:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC52-09NA29596
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Policke, Timothy A, and Nygaard, Eric T. System and method for the analysis of one or more compounds and/or species produced by a solution-based nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Policke, Timothy A, & Nygaard, Eric T. System and method for the analysis of one or more compounds and/or species produced by a solution-based nuclear reactor. United States.
Policke, Timothy A, and Nygaard, Eric T. Tue . "System and method for the analysis of one or more compounds and/or species produced by a solution-based nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1130457.
@article{osti_1130457,
title = {System and method for the analysis of one or more compounds and/or species produced by a solution-based nuclear reactor},
author = {Policke, Timothy A and Nygaard, Eric T},
abstractNote = {The present invention relates generally to both a system and method for determining the composition of an off-gas from a solution nuclear reactor (e.g., an Aqueous Homogeneous Reactor (AHR)) and the composition of the fissioning solution from those measurements. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes at least one quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) in a system and/or method designed to determine at least one or more of: (i) the rate of production of at least one gas and/or gas species from a nuclear reactor; (ii) the effect on pH by one or more nitrogen species; (iii) the rate of production of one or more fission gases; and/or (iv) the effect on pH of at least one gas and/or gas species other than one or more nitrogen species from a nuclear reactor.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {5}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: