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Title: Material for radioactive protection

Abstract

A boron containing burn resistant, low-level radiation protection material useful, for example, as a liner for radioactive waste disposal and storage, a component for neutron absorber, and a shield for a neutron source is described. The material is basically composed of borax in the range of 25 to 50%, coal tar in the range of 25 to 37.5%, with the remainder being an epoxy resin mix. A preferred composition is 50% borax, 25% coal tar and 25% epoxy resin. The material is not susceptible to burning and is about 1/5 the cost of existing radiation protection material utilized in similar applications.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5325767
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-028486; EDB-80-082494
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONTAINERS; LINERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; BORAX; COAL TAR; EPOXIDES; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; NEUTRON SOURCES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; RESINS; SHIELDING; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; BORATES; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PARTICLE SOURCES; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLYMERS; RADIATION SOURCES; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; STORAGE; TAR; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Taylor, R S, and Boyer, N W. Material for radioactive protection. United States: N. p., Web.
Taylor, R S, & Boyer, N W. Material for radioactive protection. United States.
Taylor, R S, and Boyer, N W. . "Material for radioactive protection". United States.
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abstractNote = {A boron containing burn resistant, low-level radiation protection material useful, for example, as a liner for radioactive waste disposal and storage, a component for neutron absorber, and a shield for a neutron source is described. The material is basically composed of borax in the range of 25 to 50%, coal tar in the range of 25 to 37.5%, with the remainder being an epoxy resin mix. A preferred composition is 50% borax, 25% coal tar and 25% epoxy resin. The material is not susceptible to burning and is about 1/5 the cost of existing radiation protection material utilized in similar applications.},
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