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

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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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Gehrke, R.J. & Propp, W.A. November 1, 1997.

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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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INIS; OSTI as DE98056053

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  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98056053
  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT--97-01164
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/676970 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 676970
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702343

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Gehrke, R.J. & Propp, W.A. Performance test results of noninvasive characterization of RCRA surrogate waste by prompt gamma neutron activation analysis, report, November 1, 1997; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702343/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.