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Title: Portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Innovative technology summary report

This report describes the application of portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry to characterize materials related to deactivation and decommissioning (D and D) of contaminated facilities. Two portable XRF instruments manufactured by TN Spectrace were used in a technology evaluation as part of the Large-Scale Demonstration Project (LSDP) held at the Chicago Pile-5 Research Reactor (CP-5) located at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The LSDP is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science and Technology, Deactivation and Decommissioning Focus Are (DDFA). The objective of the LSDP is to demonstrate innovative technologies or technology applications potentially beneficial to the D and D of contaminated facilities. The portable XRF technology offers several potential benefits for rapid characterization of facility components and contaminants, including significant cost reduction, fast turnaround time,a nd virtually no secondary waste. Field work for the demonstration of the portable XRF technology was performed from August 28--September 3, 1996 and October 30--December 13, 1996.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
335207
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM--0402
ON: TI99002349; IN: OST Reference No. 1790; NC: NONE; TRN: 99:005106
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1998
Research Org:
Dept. of Energy Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; DECOMMISSIONING; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CP-5 REACTOR; CONTAMINATION; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT; X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYZERS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; PERFORMANCE; COST; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT