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Operation of Temporary Radioactive waste stoprage facility

Abstract

Radionuclides of various half lives have been in use for several years years at different Departments of king Abdulaziz university, the university hospital, and research center. The use of unsealed radionuclides in many laboratories, resulted in considerable amounts of solid and liquid radwaste, mainly radiopharmaceuticals. To avoid accumulation of radwastes in working areas, a temporary radioactive waste storage facility was built. Segregation of radwastes according to type was carried out, followed by collection into appropriate containers and transfer to the storage facility. Average radiation dose rate inside the store was maintained at about 75 {mu} h{sup -1} through use of appropriate shielding. The dose rates at points one meter outside the store walls were maintained at about 15-20 {mu}Sv h{sup -1}. Utilization of radioisotopes during the period of 1991-1995 resulted in a volume of about 1.8 m{sup 3} of solid radwaste and about 200 L of liquid radwaste. Records of the store inventory are maintained in a computer database, listing dates, types, activities and packaging data pertinent to the radwastes delivered to the store. Quality assurance procedures are implemented during the different stages of the radwaste collection, transportation, and storage. Construction and operation of the storage facility comply with radiation  More>>
Authors:
Kinseem, A A; Abulfaraj, W H; Sohsah, M A; Kamal, S M; Mamoon, A M [1] 
  1. Nuclear Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdelazizi University jeddah-21413, Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-EG-006; CONF-9611191-
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; PA: AIX-28:059880; EDB-97:115677; SN: 97001844737
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. radiation physics conference, Cairo (Egypt), 13-17 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the third Radiation Physics Conference. Vol. 2; Gomaa, M.A.; El-Behay, A.Z.; Hassib, G.M.; El-Naggar, A.M. [eds.]; PB: 419 p.
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; OPERATION; SAUDI ARABIA; COMPILED DATA; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOISOTOPES; SHIELDING
OSTI ID:
521356
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy Establishment, Cairo (Egypt)
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97639681; TRN: EG9700131059880
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97639681
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 400-408
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Kinseem, A A, Abulfaraj, W H, Sohsah, M A, Kamal, S M, and Mamoon, A M. Operation of Temporary Radioactive waste stoprage facility. Egypt: N. p., 1996. Web.
Kinseem, A A, Abulfaraj, W H, Sohsah, M A, Kamal, S M, & Mamoon, A M. Operation of Temporary Radioactive waste stoprage facility. Egypt.
Kinseem, A A, Abulfaraj, W H, Sohsah, M A, Kamal, S M, and Mamoon, A M. 1996. "Operation of Temporary Radioactive waste stoprage facility." Egypt.
@misc{etde_521356,
title = {Operation of Temporary Radioactive waste stoprage facility}
author = {Kinseem, A A, Abulfaraj, W H, Sohsah, M A, Kamal, S M, and Mamoon, A M}
abstractNote = {Radionuclides of various half lives have been in use for several years years at different Departments of king Abdulaziz university, the university hospital, and research center. The use of unsealed radionuclides in many laboratories, resulted in considerable amounts of solid and liquid radwaste, mainly radiopharmaceuticals. To avoid accumulation of radwastes in working areas, a temporary radioactive waste storage facility was built. Segregation of radwastes according to type was carried out, followed by collection into appropriate containers and transfer to the storage facility. Average radiation dose rate inside the store was maintained at about 75 {mu} h{sup -1} through use of appropriate shielding. The dose rates at points one meter outside the store walls were maintained at about 15-20 {mu}Sv h{sup -1}. Utilization of radioisotopes during the period of 1991-1995 resulted in a volume of about 1.8 m{sup 3} of solid radwaste and about 200 L of liquid radwaste. Records of the store inventory are maintained in a computer database, listing dates, types, activities and packaging data pertinent to the radwastes delivered to the store. Quality assurance procedures are implemented during the different stages of the radwaste collection, transportation, and storage. Construction and operation of the storage facility comply with radiation safety requirements for the workers handling the radwastes, the public and the environment. The capacity of the storage facility is such that it will accommodate storage of generated radwastes of long half life up to year 2016. Permanent disposal of such radwastes may be indicated afterwards. 2 figs., 3 tabs.}
place = {Egypt}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}