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Title: Device and method for accurately measuring concentrations of airborne transuranic isotopes

Abstract

An alpha continuous air monitor (CAM) with two silicon alpha detectors and three sample collection filters is described. This alpha CAM design provides continuous sampling and also measures the cumulative transuranic (TRU), i.e., plutonium and americium, activity on the filter, and thus provides a more accurate measurement of airborne TRU concentrations than can be accomplished using a single fixed sample collection filter and a single silicon alpha detector. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G Idaho Inc
OSTI Identifier:
372571
Patent Number(s):
5,552,610
Application Number:
PAN: 8-315,012; TRN: 96:023333
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Sep 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; RADIATION MONITORING; AIR POLLUTION MONITORS; DESIGN; RADIATION DETECTORS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING

Citation Formats

McIsaac, C V, Killian, E W, Grafwallner, E G, Kynaston, R L, Johnson, L O, and Randolph, P D. Device and method for accurately measuring concentrations of airborne transuranic isotopes. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
McIsaac, C V, Killian, E W, Grafwallner, E G, Kynaston, R L, Johnson, L O, & Randolph, P D. Device and method for accurately measuring concentrations of airborne transuranic isotopes. United States.
McIsaac, C V, Killian, E W, Grafwallner, E G, Kynaston, R L, Johnson, L O, and Randolph, P D. Tue . "Device and method for accurately measuring concentrations of airborne transuranic isotopes". United States.
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abstractNote = {An alpha continuous air monitor (CAM) with two silicon alpha detectors and three sample collection filters is described. This alpha CAM design provides continuous sampling and also measures the cumulative transuranic (TRU), i.e., plutonium and americium, activity on the filter, and thus provides a more accurate measurement of airborne TRU concentrations than can be accomplished using a single fixed sample collection filter and a single silicon alpha detector. 7 figs.},
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