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

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:
OSTI Identifier:
372571
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; SCA: 540130; PA: EDB-96:145261; SN: 96001644963
Patent Number(s):
US 5,552,610/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-315,012; TRN: 96:023333
Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Sep 1996
Research Org:
EG & G Idaho Inc
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