Near source tracers at Hanford. [Krypton-85] [electronic resource].
- Columbus, Ohio : Battelle Memorial Institute ; Oak Ridge, Tenn. : distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979
- Physical description
- Pages: 19 : digital, PDF file.
- Battelle Memorial Institute. Researcher
- United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Distributor
- Nickola, P. W. Author
- Atmospheric tracer techniques are reviewed, with emphasis on the Hanford inert gas krypton-85 field technique. This technique is considerably more sophisticated than the visible and particulate tracer techniques. The krypton technique develops histories of concentration at up to 128 field locations; the particulate techniques generate only bulk time integrated samples. The krypton dispersal technique permits release of either a plume or a true puff; the particulate techniques permit continuous releases, but only approximations of puffs through short continuous releases. The Hanford krypton-85 inert gas system offers the advantages of an inert gas tracer, permits release of either puffs or plumes, and presents histories of concentration as opposed to only time-integrated concentrations. However, the approach used has the disadvantages of being usable at only short distances, is a relatively expensive system to deploy and maintain, and is restricted as to locations where it may be used due to the radioactive nature of the tracer.
- Air Pollution.
- Air Pollution Monitors.
- Tracer Techniques.
- Krypton 85.
- Comparative Evaluations.
- Beta Decay Radioisotopes.
- Beta-Minus Decay Radioisotopes.
- Even-Odd Nuclei.
- Hours Living Radioisotopes.
- Intermediate Mass Nuclei.
- Isomeric Transition Isotopes.
- Isotope Applications.
- Krypton Isotopes.
- Years Living Radioisotopes.
- Environmental Sciences.
- Radiation Chemistry, Radiochemistry, And Nuclear Chemistry.
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- Nickola, P. W.
- Funding information