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Title: Performance test results of noninvasive characterization of RCRA surrogate waste by prompt gamma neutron activation analysis

A performance evaluation to determine the feasibility of using prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) for noninvasive, quantitative assay of mixed waste containers was sponsored by DOE`s Office of Technology Development (OTD), the Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA), and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The evaluation was conducted using a surrogate waste, based on Portland cement, that was spiked with three RCRA metals, mercury, cadmium, and lead. The results indicate that PGNAA has potential as a process monitor. However, further development is required to improve its sensitivity to meet regulatory requirements for determination of these RCRA metals.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
676970
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-97-01164
ON: DE98056053; TRN: 99:002074
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 40 CHEMISTRY; WASTE FORMS; PROMPT GAMMA RADIATION; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; PERFORMANCE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MERCURY; CADMIUM; LEAD; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES