Continuous Aqueous Tritium Monitoring

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Continuous monitoring for tritium in the aqueous effluents of selected Savannah River Site (SRS) facilities is performed using a custom designed system that includes an automated water purification system and a flow-through radiation detection system optimized for tritium. Beads of plastic scintillators coupled with coincidence electronics provide adequate sensitivity (=25kBz/L) for tritium break-through detection int he aqueous discharge stream from these facilities. The tritium effluent water monitors (TEWMs) at SRS provide early warning (within 30 minutes) of an unanticipated release of tritium, supplement the routine sampling surveillances, and mitigate the impact of aqueous plant discharges of tritium releases to the ... continued below

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Hofstetter, K. J. March 29, 1995.

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Continuous monitoring for tritium in the aqueous effluents of selected Savannah River Site (SRS) facilities is performed using a custom designed system that includes an automated water purification system and a flow-through radiation detection system optimized for tritium. Beads of plastic scintillators coupled with coincidence electronics provide adequate sensitivity (=25kBz/L) for tritium break-through detection int he aqueous discharge stream from these facilities. The tritium effluent water monitors (TEWMs) at SRS provide early warning (within 30 minutes) of an unanticipated release of tritium, supplement the routine sampling surveillances, and mitigate the impact of aqueous plant discharges of tritium releases to the environment.

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OSTI as DE95060107

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  • 5. topical meeting on tritium technology in fission, fusion and isotopic applications, Ispra (Italy), 28 May - 3 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95060107
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--94-0518
  • Report No.: CONF-950506--13
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 57887
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc694060

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Hofstetter, K. J. Continuous Aqueous Tritium Monitoring, article, March 29, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc694060/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.