Aerosol generation and characterisation techniques used in the STORM project
The STORM project investigates the resuspension of an aerosol under nuclear accident conditions. The aims of the project are to evaluate the importance of the resuspension in the release of radioactive fission products to the atmosphere, and to develop reliable codes describing the phenomenon. Two key aspects of this experimental programme are discussed in this paper: (i) the generation of a representative aerosol; (ii) the complete characterisation of the resuspension process in order to provide a reliable database. The main features of the required aerosol are described and also the technique to produce it using plasma guns. The instrumentation (including multi-stage impactors, filters, laser and radiation based systems) used to characterise the resuspension process by measuring the deposited and suspended aerosol are presented.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: New Trends in Nuclear System Thermohydraulics, Pisa (IT), May 30 - June 2, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38094 ORA
Record Number: 199410237 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en