Development of a non-destructive experimental method and a calculation procedure for the identification and quantification of gamma emitter radionuclides in packages containing low and medium-level radioactive wastes
A non-destructive method based on gamma spectrometry is investigated as a means of providing information on the radiological characteristics of low- and medium-level radioactive waste already packaged in drums. Experiments are reported which use various forms of full-scale and mock-up scale homogeneous packages, and heterogeneous packages simulating the random distribution of radioactivity which occurs in practice. Counting methods which provide a practically constant efficiency for any position in the drum and for any length, surface size, or shape of the radioactive material are evaluated. Calculation codes are also described.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13882 EN (1992) 109 pp., FS, ECU 10
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3437-X
Record Number: 199210244 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en