Nondestructive assay of plutonium residue in horizontal storage tanks

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Aqueous plutonium recovery and purification processes often involve the temporary storage of plutonium solutions in holding tanks. Because plutonium is known to precipitate from aqueous solutions under certain conditions, there is a continuing need to assay emptied tanks for plutonium residue. A portable gamma spectrometer system, specifically designed for this purpose, provides rapid assay of such plutonium residues in horizontal storage tanks. A means is thus available for the nondestructive analysis of these tanks on a regular schedule to ensure that significant deposits of plutonium are not allowed to accumulate. 5 figs.

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Marsh, S.F. January 1, 1985.

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Aqueous plutonium recovery and purification processes often involve the temporary storage of plutonium solutions in holding tanks. Because plutonium is known to precipitate from aqueous solutions under certain conditions, there is a continuing need to assay emptied tanks for plutonium residue. A portable gamma spectrometer system, specifically designed for this purpose, provides rapid assay of such plutonium residues in horizontal storage tanks. A means is thus available for the nondestructive analysis of these tanks on a regular schedule to ensure that significant deposits of plutonium are not allowed to accumulate. 5 figs.

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Pages: 7

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  • 28. Oak Ridge National Laboratory conference on analytical chemistry, Knoxville, TN, USA, 1 Oct 1985

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  • Other: DE86000809
  • Report No.: LA-UR-85-3357
  • Report No.: CONF-8510151-5
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5160356
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060126

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Marsh, S.F. Nondestructive assay of plutonium residue in horizontal storage tanks, article, January 1, 1985; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1060126/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.