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Instruments used to measure or check {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma} activity and neutron emission in the course of processing ore or irradiated fuel; Appareils de mesure ou de controle {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, n, des circuits des usines de traitement du minerai ou du combustible irradie

Abstract

One of the methods checking ores in the course of treatment is the rapid quantitative determination of thorium. This measurement is carried out by means of a scintillation instrument which shows the {beta} and {alpha} coincidences of ThC and ThC'. The treatment of irradiated fuel is accompanied by a large number of radioactive checks relative to the performance of the fixation and elution operations of uranium in the ion exchangers, to the concentration of radioactivity of effluent sent from the plant into watercourses. The operations of fixation and elution of the uranium are checked automatically by an instrument which takes a sample of 5 cm{sup 3} of solution, evaporates it and measures its activity every 10 or 20 minutes. Plutonium concentrations are measured: - in the presence of strong {beta} {gamma} activities, by means of rotating cylinder detectors; - in the presence of weak {beta} {gamma} activities, by means of {alpha} detectors scanning a constant level liquid surface; - by means of fission chambers relatively insensitive to {gamma}. Fission product concentrations are measured by chambers, counters or scintillators, according to the amount of {gamma} activity present. Finally, the activity of effluent to be emptied into watercourses is checked by means  More>>
Authors:
Blanc, A; Brunet, M; Kermagoret, M; Labeyrie, J; Roux, G; Vasseur, J; Weil, J [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1959
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-R-1160
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 5 refs
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ALPHA DOSIMETRY; BETA DOSIMETRY; COUNTING RATES; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; GAMMA DOSIMETRY; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; NEUTRON DOSIMETRY; PHOTOMULTIPLIERS; PLUTONIUM; PREAMPLIFIERS; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; RADIOMETRIC ANALYSIS; SPENT FUELS; THORIUM; TIME RESOLUTION; URANIUM ORES; URANIUM RECYCLE
OSTI ID:
20912792
Research Organizations:
CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR07R1160073968
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
46 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 22, 2007

Citation Formats

Blanc, A, Brunet, M, Kermagoret, M, Labeyrie, J, Roux, G, Vasseur, J, and Weil, J. Instruments used to measure or check {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma} activity and neutron emission in the course of processing ore or irradiated fuel; Appareils de mesure ou de controle {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, n, des circuits des usines de traitement du minerai ou du combustible irradie. France: N. p., 1959. Web.
Blanc, A, Brunet, M, Kermagoret, M, Labeyrie, J, Roux, G, Vasseur, J, & Weil, J. Instruments used to measure or check {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma} activity and neutron emission in the course of processing ore or irradiated fuel; Appareils de mesure ou de controle {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, n, des circuits des usines de traitement du minerai ou du combustible irradie. France.
Blanc, A, Brunet, M, Kermagoret, M, Labeyrie, J, Roux, G, Vasseur, J, and Weil, J. 1959. "Instruments used to measure or check {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma} activity and neutron emission in the course of processing ore or irradiated fuel; Appareils de mesure ou de controle {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, n, des circuits des usines de traitement du minerai ou du combustible irradie." France.
@misc{etde_20912792,
title = {Instruments used to measure or check {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma} activity and neutron emission in the course of processing ore or irradiated fuel; Appareils de mesure ou de controle {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, n, des circuits des usines de traitement du minerai ou du combustible irradie}
author = {Blanc, A, Brunet, M, Kermagoret, M, Labeyrie, J, Roux, G, Vasseur, J, and Weil, J}
abstractNote = {One of the methods checking ores in the course of treatment is the rapid quantitative determination of thorium. This measurement is carried out by means of a scintillation instrument which shows the {beta} and {alpha} coincidences of ThC and ThC'. The treatment of irradiated fuel is accompanied by a large number of radioactive checks relative to the performance of the fixation and elution operations of uranium in the ion exchangers, to the concentration of radioactivity of effluent sent from the plant into watercourses. The operations of fixation and elution of the uranium are checked automatically by an instrument which takes a sample of 5 cm{sup 3} of solution, evaporates it and measures its activity every 10 or 20 minutes. Plutonium concentrations are measured: - in the presence of strong {beta} {gamma} activities, by means of rotating cylinder detectors; - in the presence of weak {beta} {gamma} activities, by means of {alpha} detectors scanning a constant level liquid surface; - by means of fission chambers relatively insensitive to {gamma}. Fission product concentrations are measured by chambers, counters or scintillators, according to the amount of {gamma} activity present. Finally, the activity of effluent to be emptied into watercourses is checked by means of a scintillation instrument, which measures the {alpha} activity on the one hand, and on the other hand the {beta} {gamma} activity of residue from a 100 cm{sup 3} sample taken and evaporated in 20 minutes. (author) [French] Parmi les controles relatifs au minerai en cours de traitement, figure le dosage rapide de thorium. Cette mesure est realisee au moyen d'un appareillage a scintillation qui met en evidence la coincidence des emissions {beta} et {alpha} du ThC et du ThC'. Le traitement des combustibles irradies s'accompagne d'un grand nombre de controles radioactifs portant sur le fonctionnement des operations de fixation et d'elution de l'uranium dans les echangeurs d'ions, sur la concentration du plutonium et des produits de fission dans les differents circuits, et sur la radioactivite des effluents rejetes par l'usine dans les cours d'eau. Le controle des operations de fixation et d'elution de l'uranium est effectue automatiquement par un appareil qui preleve, evapore et mesure l'activite {alpha} de 5 cm{sup 3} de solution toutes les 10 ou 20 minutes. Les teneurs en plutonium sont mesurees: - en presence de fortes activites {beta} {gamma} par des detecteurs {alpha} a cylindres tournants; - en presence de faibles activites {beta} {gamma} par des detecteurs {alpha} examinant une surface liquide a niveau constant; - par des chambres a fission peu sensibles aux {gamma}. Les teneurs en produits de fission sont mesurees par des chambres, compteurs, ou scintillateurs, selon l'importance de l'activite {gamma}. Enfin, le controle de l'activite des effluents a rejeter dans les cours d'eau est realise par un appareil a scintillation mesurant l'activite {alpha} d'une part et, d'autre part l'activite {alpha} {gamma} des residus d'un echantillon de 100 cm{sup 3} preleve et evapore en 20 minutes. (auteur)}
place = {France}
year = {1959}
month = {Jul}
}