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Decontamination of an Analytical Laboratory Hot Cell Facility

Description: An Analytical Laboratory Hot Cell Facility at Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) had been in service for nearly thirty years. In order to comply with current DOE regulations governing such facilities and meet programmatic requirements, a major refurbishment effort was mandated. Due to the high levels of radiation and contamination within the cells, a decontamination effort was necessary to provide an environment that permitted workers to enter the cells to perform refurbishment activities without receiving high doses of radiation and to minimize the potential for the spread of contamination. State-of-the-art decontamination methods, as well as time-proven methods were utilized to minimize personnel exposure as well as maximize results.
Date: November 1, 1995
Creator: Michelbacher, J.A.; Henslee, S.P.; Rosenberg, K.E. & Coleman, R.M.
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The restoration of an Argonne National Laboratory foundry

Description: The Environmental Management Operations` Waste Management Department (WMD) at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) undertook the restoration of an unused foundry with the goal of restoring the area for general use. The foundry was used in the fabrication of reactor components for ANL`s research and development programs; many of the items fabricated in the facility were radioactive, thereby contaminating the foundry equipment. This paper very briefly describes the dismantling and decontamination of the facility. The major challenges associated with the safe removal of the foundry equipment included the sheer size of the equipment, a limited overhead crane capability (4.5 tonne), the minimization of radioactive and hazardous wastes, and the cost-effective completion of the project, the hazardous and radioactive wastes present, and limited process knowledge (the facility was unused for many years).
Date: September 1, 1997
Creator: Shearer, T.; Pancake, D. & Shelton, B.
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The evolution of ANL CMT gloveboxes

Description: This report summarizes the following topics: the design approach based upon user-friendly concepts; utilization of existing component designs; cost effectiveness; schedule; and adaptable to project process changes without losing overall effectiveness of user-friendly approach.
Date: July 6, 2000
Creator: Malecha, R. F.; Frigo, A. A. & Preuss, D. E.
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Developing tiled projection display systems

Description: Tiled displays are an emerging technology for constructing high-resolution semi-immersive visualization environments capable of presenting high-resolution images from scientific simulation [EVL, PowerWall]. In this way, they complement other technologies such as the CAVE [Cruz-Niera92] or ImmersaDesk, [Czernuszenko97], which by design give up pure resolution in favor of width of view and stereo. However, the largest impact may well be in using large-format tiled displays as one of possibly multiple displays in building ''information'' or ''active'' spaces that surround the user with diverse ways of interacting with data and multimedia information flows [IPSI, Childers00, Raskar98, ROME, Stanford, UNC]. These environments may prove to be the ultimate successor of the desktop metaphor for information technology work.
Date: June 8, 2000
Creator: Hereld, M.; Judson, I. R.; Paris, J. & Stevens, R. L.
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Description: This paper presents the results of a parametric investigation of the various Aladdin lattices that have been considered as part of the Aladdin Upgrade Study, the overall purpose of which is to assess the problems with the existing Aladdin storage ring and recommend corrective action. In particular, the Study is to confirm the parameters of a full-energy injector for Aladdin and to identify those components that need upgrading or redesigning to guarantee satisfactory performance with the new injector. As part of the Study, an investigation has been carried out on several different lattices, referred to in this document as Aladdin-1, Aladdin-2, and Aladdin-3. These lattices have been provided as part of the activities of the Lattice Group (led by A. Ruggiero) by various members of the Argonne National Laboratory. The first lattice is intended to be identical to the presently operating Aladdin; the second lattice has the same spatial arrangement of magnets but - by the addition of power supplies - more flexibility in optimizing lattice functions (e.g., for injection or for the eventual inclusion of insertion devices); the third lattice corresponds closely to the working BESSY lattice and would require the physical relocation of various magnets (while providing the potential advantage of a significantly improved natural emittance). An abridged parameter list for the three lattices is given in Table I.
Date: March 1, 1985
Creator: Zisman, M.S.
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Derived concentration guideline levels for Argonne National Laboratory's building 310 area.

Description: The derived concentration guideline level (DCGL) is the allowable residual radionuclide concentration that can remain in soil after remediation of the site without radiological restrictions on the use of the site. It is sometimes called the single radionuclide soil guideline or the soil cleanup criteria. This report documents the methodology, scenarios, and parameters used in the analysis to support establishing radionuclide DCGLs for Argonne National Laboratory's Building 310 area.
Date: August 12, 2011
Creator: Kamboj, S., Dr. & Yu, C ., Dr. (Environmental Science Division)
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Review of Jamaica Public Service Company, Ltd. least-cost expansion plan.

Description: Argonne National Laboratory has been asked to review the least-cost expansion plan (LCEP) of the Jamaica Public Service Company, Ltd. (JPSCo). The material that has been initially provided to Argonne included: (1) An electronic copy of the data and results from JPSCo's running the WASP electric system expansion planning model, (2) Approximately 20 pages of a document 'JPSCo Generation Expansion Plan', marked 'DRAFT 002', date unknown, and (3) The report 'JPSCo Least Cost Generation Expansion Plans, (1999-2009)', January 1999. It was noticed that the 20 pages from the 'DRAFT 002' document were different from the January 1999 report. An explanation was provided to Argonne that the excerpt was from an earlier draft and that the review should focus on the January 1999 report. Further, the electronic copy of the WASP case did not correspond to either the January 1999 report or to the 20-page excerpt. Again, the reason for these discrepancies was that the WASP case provided to Argonne was an earlier case and not the final one that was presented in the report. Based on the review of the available material, Argonne experts have prepared and submitted to the National Investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ) a preliminary draft report containing the initial findings, comments, questions and observations. As many of the comments and questions raised in the preliminary review needed to be discussed with the appropriate staff of JPSCo and other Jamaican experts, a 3-day mission to Jamaica was carried out by one Argonne expert (V. Koritarov) in the period July 20-23, 1999. Besides JPSCo experts, the discussions and the review of the LCEP during the mission included several experts from NIBJ, Ministry of Energy, and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica. Mr. Koritarov also worked with the JPSCo technical staff to reconstruct the WASP base case that was used ...
Date: February 28, 2008
Creator: Koritarov, V.; Buehring, W.; Cirillo, R. & Sciences, Decision and Information
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Physics Division annual report 2002.

Description: This report highlights the research performed in 2002 in the Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory. The Division's programs include operation of ATLAS as a national user facility, nuclear structure and reaction research, nuclear theory, medium energy nuclear research and accelerator research and development.
Date: September 8, 2003
Creator: Thayer, K. J.
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Stodolsky's theorem and neutrino oscillation phases-for pedestrians.

Description: Neutrino oscillations are experimentally observable only as a result of interference between neutrino states with different masses and the same energy. All interference effects between neutrino states having different energies are destroyed by the interaction between the incident neutrino and the neutrino detector. Erroneous results are frequently obtained by neglecting the neutrino-detector interactions.
Date: February 19, 2003
Creator: Lipkin, H. J.
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High Energy Physics Division semiannual report of research activities, January 1, 2002 - June 30, 2002.

Description: This report describes the research conducted in the High Energy Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory during the period of January 1 through June 30, 2002. Topics covered here include experimental and theoretical particle physics, advanced accelerator physics, detector development, and experimental facilities research. Lists of Division publications and colloquia are included.
Date: January 31, 2003
Creator: Spinka, H. M.; Nodulman, L. J.; Goodman, M. C.; Repond, J.; Cadman, R.; Ayres, D. S. et al.
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