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Title: Reinforced radiological containment bag

Abstract

Radiological containment bags for use in storing alpha particle emitting waste are described. The radiological containment bags are formed of a multilayer film with an inner layer of the film being a sacrificial layer that lies between the interior of the bag and a structural polymeric layer. The sacrificial layer includes a flexible composite material that in turn includes a polymeric matrix and an alpha particle energy absorber incorporated in the polymeric matrix. The sacrificial layer can include a chromophore that can detect early degradation of the sacrificial material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1497693
Patent Number(s):
10,157,689
Application Number:
14/573,499
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Dec 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Washington, II, Aaron L., Serrato, Michael G., and Teprovich, Joseph A. Reinforced radiological containment bag. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Washington, II, Aaron L., Serrato, Michael G., & Teprovich, Joseph A. Reinforced radiological containment bag. United States.
Washington, II, Aaron L., Serrato, Michael G., and Teprovich, Joseph A. Tue . "Reinforced radiological containment bag". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1497693.
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abstractNote = {Radiological containment bags for use in storing alpha particle emitting waste are described. The radiological containment bags are formed of a multilayer film with an inner layer of the film being a sacrificial layer that lies between the interior of the bag and a structural polymeric layer. The sacrificial layer includes a flexible composite material that in turn includes a polymeric matrix and an alpha particle energy absorber incorporated in the polymeric matrix. The sacrificial layer can include a chromophore that can detect early degradation of the sacrificial material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
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