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Title: Epoxy-borax-coal tar composition for a radiation protective, burn resistant drum liner and centrifugal casting method

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. The material is basically composed of Borax in the range of 25-50%, coal tar in the range of 25-37.5%, 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:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863697
Patent Number(s):
4230660
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
epoxy-borax-coal; tar; composition; radiation; protective; burn; resistant; drum; liner; centrifugal; casting; method; boron; containing; level; protection; material; useful; example; radioactive; waste; disposal; storage; component; neutron; absorber; shield; source; basically; composed; borax; range; 25-50; coal; 25-37; remainder; epoxy; resin; mix; preferred; 50; 25; susceptible; burning; cost; existing; utilized; similar; applications; material useful; waste disposal; boron containing; neutron absorber; radioactive waste; neutron source; epoxy resin; similar applications; basically composed; preferred composition; coal tar; material utilized; burn resistant; casting method; /264/252/260/376/523/

Citation Formats

Taylor, Robert S., and Boyer, Norman W. Epoxy-borax-coal tar composition for a radiation protective, burn resistant drum liner and centrifugal casting method. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Taylor, Robert S., & Boyer, Norman W. Epoxy-borax-coal tar composition for a radiation protective, burn resistant drum liner and centrifugal casting method. United States.
Taylor, Robert S., and Boyer, Norman W. Tue . "Epoxy-borax-coal tar composition for a radiation protective, burn resistant drum liner and centrifugal casting method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863697.
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title = {Epoxy-borax-coal tar composition for a radiation protective, burn resistant drum liner and centrifugal casting method},
author = {Taylor, Robert S. and Boyer, Norman W.},
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. The material is basically composed of Borax in the range of 25-50%, coal tar in the range of 25-37.5%, 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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