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Title: Apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid

Abstract

An apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid is diosed. The apparatus consists of a housing having a spherical cavity and a spherical moderator containing a radiation source positioned within the spherical cavity. The spherical moderator is of lesser diameter than the spherical cavity so as to define a spherical annular volume around the moderator. The housing includes fluid intake and output conduits which open onto the spherical cavity at diametrically opposite positions. Fluid flows through the cavity around the spherical moderator and is uniformly irradiated due to the 4.pi. radiation geometry. The irradiation source, for example a .sup.252 CF neutron source, is removable from the spherical moderator through a radial bore which extends outwardly to an opening on the outside of the housing. The radiation source may be routinely removed without interrupting the flow of fluid or breaching the containment of the fluid.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Espanola, NM)
  2. (Jemez Springs, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
865119
Patent Number(s):
4464330
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; irradiating; continuously; flowing; stream; fluid; diosed; consists; housing; spherical; cavity; moderator; containing; radiation; source; positioned; lesser; diameter; define; annular; volume; intake; output; conduits; diametrically; opposite; positions; flows; uniformly; irradiated; due; geometry; irradiation; example; 252; cf; neutron; removable; radial; bore; extends; outwardly; outside; routinely; removed; interrupting; flow; breaching; containment; apparatus consists; lesser diameter; spherical cavity; radial bore; fluid flow; radiation source; neutron source; fluid flows; flowing stream; source position; opposite positions; extends outwardly; diametrically opposite; irradiation source; continuously flowing; extends outward; opposite position; /376/250/976/

Citation Formats

Speir, Leslie G., and Adams, Edwin L. Apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Speir, Leslie G., & Adams, Edwin L. Apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid. United States.
Speir, Leslie G., and Adams, Edwin L. Sun . "Apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865119.
@article{osti_865119,
title = {Apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid},
author = {Speir, Leslie G. and Adams, Edwin L.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for irradiating a continuously flowing stream of fluid is diosed. The apparatus consists of a housing having a spherical cavity and a spherical moderator containing a radiation source positioned within the spherical cavity. The spherical moderator is of lesser diameter than the spherical cavity so as to define a spherical annular volume around the moderator. The housing includes fluid intake and output conduits which open onto the spherical cavity at diametrically opposite positions. Fluid flows through the cavity around the spherical moderator and is uniformly irradiated due to the 4.pi. radiation geometry. The irradiation source, for example a .sup.252 CF neutron source, is removable from the spherical moderator through a radial bore which extends outwardly to an opening on the outside of the housing. The radiation source may be routinely removed without interrupting the flow of fluid or breaching the containment of the fluid.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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