Comparison between Lutetium and Erbium used as tracers in the determination of the mass of U present in a tank of the ITREC reprocessing plant
After the ITITEX I and II experiments already performed in the ENEA ITREC plant at Rotondella, a further experiment was carried out on the tracer technique to determine the mass of fissile material present in a tank which initially did not have a sampling system. Special features of the experiment described were the type of tank (with double leg), the way in which the tracer was used and, finally, the comparison between the two tracers used - lutetium and erbium. The results were initially compared with those obtained with conventional plant methods and a significant agreement was found (0.5%). Then, after the two tracers had been compared, the economics of their use were evaluated.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: ESARDA Bulletin, Vol. 10 (1989), pp. 10-12
Record Number: 199010087 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
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