Application of X-ray K-edge densitometry in D and D operations

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K-edge densitometry is a nondestructive assay technique which provides accurate measurement of heavy metal contamination in pipes, containers, and other items encountered in D and D operations. A prototype mobile K-edge instrument has been built and demonstrated in several applications. Results from measurements of uranium in pipes and spent reactor fuel plates, and quantification of mercury and lead in waste drums are presented. In this report the authors briefly describe the theory behind K-edge densitometry. They follow that with a description of the prototype system they have developed, and a presentation of results from demonstrations of this system. They conclude ... continued below

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Jensen, T.; Aljundi, T. & Gray, J.N. December 31, 1998.

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K-edge densitometry is a nondestructive assay technique which provides accurate measurement of heavy metal contamination in pipes, containers, and other items encountered in D and D operations. A prototype mobile K-edge instrument has been built and demonstrated in several applications. Results from measurements of uranium in pipes and spent reactor fuel plates, and quantification of mercury and lead in waste drums are presented. In this report the authors briefly describe the theory behind K-edge densitometry. They follow that with a description of the prototype system they have developed, and a presentation of results from demonstrations of this system. They conclude with a discussion of the potential for application of K-edge analysis in D and D operations.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99002536

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  • SPECTRUM `98: nuclear and hazardous waste management international topical meeting, Denver, CO (United States), 13-18 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE99002536
  • Report No.: IS-M--883
  • Report No.: CONF-980905--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-82
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 348891
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676223

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Jensen, T.; Aljundi, T. & Gray, J.N. Application of X-ray K-edge densitometry in D and D operations, article, December 31, 1998; Iowa. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676223/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.