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A non-destructive pulse neutron multiple detector tool for use in environmental, hydrocarbon and mineral exploration work

Objective

An innovative pulse neutron logging device with multiple detectors for simultaneous registration of fast, thermal and epithermal neutrons, as well as gamma radiation will be developed to prototype and tested in the market. Both the 14 KeV neutron source, and LiI, p-terphenyl single crystal detectors are new. The device marks a major breakthrough in miniaturised detectors, which can simultaneously register a range of elements (e.g. Fe, Cu, Zn, Au, As, Se, Ni, Cr etc.) as well as organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and pesticides. No comparable device is available anywhere in the world. The device has application in oil and gas exploration, mineral exploration and environmental studies (site assessment), as well as material science studies, defectoscopy, medical science, and detection of explosives and narcotics. The market is estimated at more than 100 M € annually.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF FINLAND
Address
Betonimiehenkuja 4
02151 Espoo
Finland

Participants (8)

DERBOHRLOCHMESSUNGEN - DR. BUCKUP
Germany
Address
Hohenwarther Strasse 2
39126 Magdeburg
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING S.A.
Greece
Address
Dervenakion 24
18545 Keratsini / Pireas
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL EXPLORATION
Greece
Address
Fragon Street 1
546 26 Thessaloniki
SELOR EEIG
Netherlands
Address
Saffierstraat 101 C
Amsterdam
TERRAMENTOR EEIG
Greece
Address
Tsoha, 4 - Alimos
17455 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Zernikelaan 25
9747 AA Groningen
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY LTD
Cyprus
Address
Arch. Kyprianou Street 15B, Strovolos
2059 Nicosia