Hazardous Gas Production by Alpha Particles [electronic resource].
- Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame, 2001.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- vp : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- University of Notre Dame
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This project focused on the production of hazardous gases in the radiolysis of solid organic matrices, such as polymers and resins, that may be associated with transuranic waste material. Self-radiolysis of radioactive waste is a serious environmental problem because it can lead to a change in the composition of the materials in storage containers and possibly jeopardize their integrity. Experimental determination of gaseous yields is of immediate practical importance in the engineering and maintenance of containers for waste materials. Fundamental knowledge on the radiation chemical processes occurring in these systems allows one to predict outcomes in materials or mixtures not specifically examined, which is a great aid in the management of the variety of waste materials currently overseen by Environmental Management.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Jay A. LaVerne, Principal Investigator.
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Final; 09/15/1997 - 09/15/2001
- Funding Information:
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