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Title: Design considerations for future radionuclide aerosol monitoring systems

Abstract

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff developed the Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler Analyzer (RASA) for worldwide aerosol monitoring in the 1990s. Recently, researchers at PNNL and Creare, LLC, have investigated possibilities for how RASA could be improved, based on lessons learned from more than 15 years of continuous operation, including during the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Key themes addressed in upgrade possibilities include having a modular approach to additional radionuclide measurements, optimizing the sampling/analyzing times to improve detection location capabilities, and reducing power consumption by using electrostatic collection versus classic filtration collection. These individual efforts have been made in a modular context that might constitute retrofits to the existing RASA, modular components that could improve a manual monitoring approach, or a completely new RASA. Substantial optimization of the detection and location capabilities of an aerosol network is possible and new missions could be addressed by including additional measurements.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1562544
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1576464
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-142635
Journal ID: ISSN 0265-931X; S0265931X19303595; 106037; PII: S0265931X19303595
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity Journal Volume: 208-209 Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0265-931X
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Miley, Harry S., Burnett, Jonathan L., Chepko, Ariane B., Devoy, Clive L., Eslinger, Paul W., Forrester, Joel B., Friese, Judah I., Lidey, Lance S., Morris, Scott J., Schrom, Brian T., Stokes, Sheldon, Swanwick, Michael E., Smart, John E., and Warren, Glen A. Design considerations for future radionuclide aerosol monitoring systems. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106037.
Miley, Harry S., Burnett, Jonathan L., Chepko, Ariane B., Devoy, Clive L., Eslinger, Paul W., Forrester, Joel B., Friese, Judah I., Lidey, Lance S., Morris, Scott J., Schrom, Brian T., Stokes, Sheldon, Swanwick, Michael E., Smart, John E., & Warren, Glen A. Design considerations for future radionuclide aerosol monitoring systems. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106037.
Miley, Harry S., Burnett, Jonathan L., Chepko, Ariane B., Devoy, Clive L., Eslinger, Paul W., Forrester, Joel B., Friese, Judah I., Lidey, Lance S., Morris, Scott J., Schrom, Brian T., Stokes, Sheldon, Swanwick, Michael E., Smart, John E., and Warren, Glen A. Fri . "Design considerations for future radionuclide aerosol monitoring systems". United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106037.
@article{osti_1562544,
title = {Design considerations for future radionuclide aerosol monitoring systems},
author = {Miley, Harry S. and Burnett, Jonathan L. and Chepko, Ariane B. and Devoy, Clive L. and Eslinger, Paul W. and Forrester, Joel B. and Friese, Judah I. and Lidey, Lance S. and Morris, Scott J. and Schrom, Brian T. and Stokes, Sheldon and Swanwick, Michael E. and Smart, John E. and Warren, Glen A.},
abstractNote = {Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff developed the Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler Analyzer (RASA) for worldwide aerosol monitoring in the 1990s. Recently, researchers at PNNL and Creare, LLC, have investigated possibilities for how RASA could be improved, based on lessons learned from more than 15 years of continuous operation, including during the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Key themes addressed in upgrade possibilities include having a modular approach to additional radionuclide measurements, optimizing the sampling/analyzing times to improve detection location capabilities, and reducing power consumption by using electrostatic collection versus classic filtration collection. These individual efforts have been made in a modular context that might constitute retrofits to the existing RASA, modular components that could improve a manual monitoring approach, or a completely new RASA. Substantial optimization of the detection and location capabilities of an aerosol network is possible and new missions could be addressed by including additional measurements.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106037},
journal = {Journal of Environmental Radioactivity},
number = C,
volume = 208-209,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106037

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