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Waste Management Plan for the Drilling Within the Chromium Plume West of 100-D/DR Reactors

Description: This waste management plan provides guidance for managing drilling spoils generated during the installation of groundwater wells in the 100-D/DR Area, which is part of the 100-HR-3 Operable Unit. The wells are being installed to meet two objectives: (1) better define the nature and extent of a previously identified chromium plume in the area, and (2) act as groundwater extraction wells if the contamination warrants
Date: December 31, 1997
Creator: Peterson, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Approximation of continuity of lenticular Mesaverde Group sandstone lenses utilizing close-well correlations, Piceance Basin, NW Colorado. SPE 11610

Description: Mesaverde Group sandstone units in 13 closely-spaced wells in the central and southern Piceance Basin of Colorado were correlated utilizing wireline log response quantitatively and qualitatively. Based on these correlations, the environmental subdivisions of the Mesaverde Group were characterized as follows: (1) paralic (upper mixed-marine) zone, occurring in the uppermost Mesaverde Group, includes thick sandstone units which are interpreted to be regionally continuous, (2) fluvial zone, containing point-bars 20 to 30+ ft thick, is interpreted to be correlatable to a maximum of 6800 ft, and (3) paludal zone has insufficient data to adequately characterize the sand units. However, 63 percent of the units are correlatable across at least 139 ft. An approximation of the dimensional characteristics of Mesaverde sandstone units has potential applications in designing hydraulic fracturing treatments and estimating gas reserves more accurately. 15 figures, 2 tables.
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Peterson, R.E. & Kohout, J.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogen Release from Simulated Sludge and Saltcake

Description: This report describes the results of the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) program to address bubble gas release potential as requested by Concentration, Storage and Transfer Engineering. Researchers from the Waste Processing Technology Section (WPTS) and Immobilization Technology Section (ITS) contributed to the results presented.
Date: January 5, 1999
Creator: Peterson, R.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Idealized mixing impacts

Description: The dispersion of tetraphenylborate in continuous stirred tank reactors plays a significant role in the utility achieved from the tetraphenylborate. Investigating idealized mixing of the materials can illuminate how this dispersion occurs.
Date: December 8, 1999
Creator: Peterson, R.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solvent Extraction External Radiation Stability Testing

Description: Personnel irradiated a number of samples of calixarene-based solvent. Analysis of these samples indicated that measurable loss of the calixarene occurred at very high doses (-16 Mrad). No measurable loss of the Cs-7SB modifier occurred at equivalent doses. The primary degradation product, 4-sec-butylphenol, observed during analysis of the samples came from degradation of the modifier. Also, TOA proved more susceptible to damage than the other components of the solvent. The total degradation of the solvent proved relatively minor. The consistent solvent performance, as indicated by the measured D Cs values, after exposure at high total doses serves as evidence of the relatively low degree of degradation of the solvent components. Additional tests employing internal irradiation of solvents with both simulants and SRS tank waste will be completed by the end of March 2001 to provide confirmation of the results presented herein.
Date: January 5, 2001
Creator: Peterson, R.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Open grid vs mesh grid as the extraction field structure in a streak camera image-converter tube

Description: It is concluded that the dynamic range of a streak tube does not depend on whether it uses a fine-mesh or an open structure to provide the extraction field. An RCA C-73435 streak tube body was fitted with two extraction grid structures by replacing the conventional open grid with a steel plate containing two apertures. One aperture simulated the open grid structure; the other was a 2 x 20 mm slit covered with a fine mesh (40 wires per mm, 38% transmissive). The apertures were equal distances above and below the tube axis. Using 35-ps pulses, dynamic range curves were taken at 1.06 ..mu..m on one aperture at a time, while blocking the other aperture. As we anticipated, the tube saturated at nearly the same point for the open and mesh apertures. The noise levels for both apertures were almost equal and very close to the film fog level. Noise level was lower than for earlier measurements on other makes of tubes with a fine-mesh grid. The dynamic range for both apertures was in the order of 6000, which indicates that the lower dynamic range of other tubes must be due to something other than the use of a fine-mesh grid.
Date: May 13, 1982
Creator: Thomas, S.W. & Peterson, R.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recondensation of vaporized material in the Cascade ICF reactor

Description: In the Cascade inertial fusion reactor, the innermost blanket zone consists of solid granules of C or BeO. The x rays from a fusion pulse of 300 MJ will vaporize up to 1 kg of material. The temperature of this vaporized material may reach 1 to 2 electron volts. The CONRAD code was used to calculate the energy and mass exchange between this hot plasma and the cold wall until complete recondensation of the material reduces the chamber particle density to 3 x 10 V cm T, which is required for propagation of the next laser pulse. Our calculations indicate that recondensation times are in the few to tens of milliseconds range even if only the first layer of granules is available for recondensation. Gas flow calculations indicate that several layers of granules should be available for recondensation. We discuss phenomenology, not currently in the CONRAD model, that could lead to increased recondensation times. 17 refs., 5 figs.
Date: November 15, 1985
Creator: Hogan, W.J. & Peterson, R.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of ultrasonic methods for examining stainless steel welds. Interim progress report

Description: Spurious ultrasonic (UT) signals obtained during the examination of austenitic stainless steel welds in LMFBR components have emphasized the need to develop more effective UT methods to supplement the examination processes presently employed during fabrication, and for use during subsequent in-service inspection of LMFBR plants. This interim report documents the first year's effort on a program that was designed to investigate this problem and develop viable solutions. Sixty-eight weld samples were acquired, cataloged, and subjected to a series of ultrasonic, radiographic, and metallographic examination procedures. It was determined that although spurious UT noise signals could usually be associated with major dendritic grain growth patterns, the existence and magnitude of some of the observed noise signals could not be explained simply on the basis of dendritic microstructure. The results obtained during application of a series of ultrasonic and radiographic characterization procedures are included, in addition to photomicrographs and photomicrographic montages taken in the vicinity of numerous sites which produced ultrasonic noise signals of various amplitudes. A concurrent investigation was conducted to evaluate the performance of conventional ultrasonic examination procedures. These results are compared with the laboratory investigation results, and a brief outline of future work planned under this program is presented. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1975
Creator: Peterson, R.O.; Spanner, J.C. & Mech, S.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Neutron radiographic facility at the 3-mw Livermore pool-type reactor

Description: A description is presented of the neutron experimental radiographic facility at the Livermore Pool-Type Reactor. This facility was installed in 1974 to assist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory research programs. Some of the testing techniques used to modify the neutron beam and the present radiographic parameters are also discussed. (auth)
Date: September 10, 1975
Creator: Richards, W.J.; Peterson, R.T. & Prindle, J.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Decomposition Studies of Triphenylboron, Diphenylborinic Acid and Phenylboric Acid in Aqueous Alkaline Solutions Containing Copper

Description: This report documents the copper-catalyzed chemical kinetics of triphenylboron, diphenylborinic acid and phenylboric acid (3PB, 2PB and PBA) in aqueous alkaline solution contained in carbon-steel vessels between 40 and 70 degrees C.
Date: February 11, 1997
Creator: Crawford, C.L. & Peterson, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Costs and impacts of transporting nuclear waste to candidate repository sites

Description: In this paper, a status report on the current estimated costs and impacts of transporting high-level nuclear wastes to candidate disposal sites is given. Impacts in this analysis are measured in terms of risk to public health and safety. Since it is difficult to project the status of the nuclear industry to the time of repository operation - 20 to 50 years in the future - particular emphasis in the paper is placed on the evaluation of uncertainties. The first part of this paper briefly describes the characteristics of the waste that must be transported to a high-level waste disposal site. This discussion is followed by a section describing the characteristics of the waste transport system. Subsequent sections describe the costs and risk assessments of waste transport. Finally, in a concluding section, the effect of the uncertainties in the definition of the waste disposal system on cost and risk levels is evaluated. This last section also provides some perspectives on the magnitude of the cost and risk levels relative to other comparable costs and risks generally encountered. 13 references, 2 figures, 16 tables.
Date: December 31, 1983
Creator: McSweeney, T.I.; Peterson, R.W. & Gupta, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of other operating points for the RCA streak tube in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory streak camera

Description: The soft x-ray streak camera uses the RCA C73435 streak tube body fitted with a removable x-ray cathode. The front of the streak tube is exposed to the vacuum of an experimental chamber, which is not entirely under the control of a streak camera operator. Occasionally, the vacuum becomes poor enough to cause corona and arcing from the cathode to the chamber wall. The corona problem is more difficult because the dimensions of the x-ray camera body are smaller than for the optical camera body. Therefore, we investigated the effects on camera performance of decreasing the accelerating voltage at the cathode from the customary 17 kV. Several operating points were evaluated and 12 kV cathode-to-anode with 5 kV cathode-to-grid were selected for more detailed investigation. Transverse spatial resolution and dynamic range were found to be essentially the same as at our normal operating point of 17 kV for the cathode and 2500 V on the grid. Magnification, sweep linearity and absolute sensitivity changed as expected. In the course of the investigation, we measured the dynamic range with our CCD readout system. The effect of Coulomb repulsion at the crossover point was also measured and found not to affect dynamic range.
Date: July 1, 1982
Creator: Thomas, S.W.; Peterson, R.L. & Griffith, R.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Through QuarkNet, students across the country have access to cosmic ray detectors in their high school classrooms. These detectors operate using a scintillator material and a photomultiplier tube (PMT). A data acquisition (DAQ) board counts cosmic ray hits from the counters. Through an online e-Lab, students can analyze and share their data. In order to collect viable data, the PMTs should operate at their plateau voltages. In these plateau ranges, the number of counts per minute remains relatively constant with small changes in PMT voltage. We sought to plateau the counters in the test array and to clarify the plateauing procedure itself. In order to most effectively plateau the counters, the counters should be stacked and programmed to record the number of coincident hits as well as their singles rates. We also changed the threshold value that a signal must exceed in order to record a hit and replateaued the counters. For counter 1, counter 2, and counter 3, we found plateau voltages around 1V. The singles rate plateau was very small, while the coincidence plateau was very long. The plateau voltages corresponded to a singles rate of 700–850 counts per minute. We found very little effect of changing the threshold voltages. Our chosen plateau voltages produced good performance studies on the e-Lab. Keeping in mind the nature of the experiments conducted by the high school students, we recommend a streamlined plateauing process. Because changing the threshold did not drastically affect the plateau voltage or the performance study, students should choose a threshold value, construct plateau graphs, and analyze their data using a performance study. Even if the counters operate slightly off their plateau voltage, they should deliver good performance studies and return reliable results.
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Knoff, E.N. & Peterson, R.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department