Introduction to Radcalc: A computer program to calculate the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas from radioactive wastes in packages

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A calculational technique for quantifying the concentration of hydrogen generated by radiolysis in sealed radioactive waste containers was developed in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study conducted by EG&G Idaho, Inc., and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) TMI-2 Technology Transfer Office. The study resulted in report GEND-041, entitled {open_quotes}A Calculational Technique to Predict Combustible Gas Generation in Sealed Radioactive Waste Containers{close_quotes}. The study also resulted in a presentation to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which gained acceptance of the methodology for use in ensuring compliance with NRC IE Information Notice No. 84-72 (NRC 1984) concerning the generation ... continued below

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Green, J.R.; Hillesland, K.E. & Field, J.G. April 1, 1995.

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A calculational technique for quantifying the concentration of hydrogen generated by radiolysis in sealed radioactive waste containers was developed in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study conducted by EG&G Idaho, Inc., and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) TMI-2 Technology Transfer Office. The study resulted in report GEND-041, entitled {open_quotes}A Calculational Technique to Predict Combustible Gas Generation in Sealed Radioactive Waste Containers{close_quotes}. The study also resulted in a presentation to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which gained acceptance of the methodology for use in ensuring compliance with NRC IE Information Notice No. 84-72 (NRC 1984) concerning the generation of hydrogen within packages. NRC IE Information Notice No. 84-72: {open_quotes}Clarification of Conditions for Waste Shipments Subject to Hydrogen Gas Generation{close_quotes} applies to any package containing water and/or organic substances that could radiolytically generate combustible gases. EPRI developed a simple computer program in a spreadsheet format utilizing GEND-041 calculational methodology to predict hydrogen gas concentrations in low-level radioactive wastes containers termed Radcalc. The computer code was extensively benchmarked against TMI-2 (Three Mile Island) EPICOR II resin bed measurements. The benchmarking showed that the model developed predicted hydrogen gas concentrations within 20% of the measured concentrations. Radcalc for Windows was developed using the same calculational methodology. The code is written in Microsoft Visual C++ 2.0 and includes a Microsoft Windows compatible menu-driven front end. In addition to hydrogen gas concentration calculations, Radcalc for Windows also provides transportation and packaging information such as pressure buildup, total activity, decay heat, fissile activity, TRU activity, and transportation classifications.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95012839

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  • 2. annual Department of Energy defense programs packaging workshop, San Francisco, CA (United States), 12-15 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95012839
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--2777
  • Report No.: CONF-9506150--5
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 78696
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc716525

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Green, J.R.; Hillesland, K.E. & Field, J.G. Introduction to Radcalc: A computer program to calculate the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas from radioactive wastes in packages, article, April 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716525/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.