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Title: Remote operation of microwave systems for solids content analysis and chemical dissolution in highly radioactive environments

Microwave systems provide quick and easy determination of solids content of samples in high-level radioactive cells. In addition, dissolution of samples is much faster when employing microwave techniques. These are great advantages because work in cells,using master-slave manipulators through leaded glass walls, is normally slower by an order of magnitude than direct contact methods. This paper describes the modifiction of a moisture/solids analyzer microwave system and a drying/digestion microwave system for remote operation in radiation environments. The moisture/solids analyzer has operated satisfactorily for over a year in a gamma radiation field of 1000 roentgens per hour and the drying/digestion system is ready for installation in a cell.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6901085
Report Number(s):
DP-MS-86-94-Rev.1; CONF-861009-1-Rev.1
ON: DE87005829
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Silver Jubilee Eastern Analytical symposium, New York, NY, USA, 20 Oct 1986; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Lab.; Floyd Associates, Clover, SC (USA); CEM Corp., Matthews, NC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; MICROWAVE DRYERS; DISSOLUTION; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MOISTURE; RADIOACTIVITY; SOLIDS; DRYERS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTES 052001* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Processing