Gamma-Sources Based on Spent Europium Control Rods
Experimental Study of Europium-152, 154, 155 Gamma-Sources, Obtained from Spent Control Rods of Transport, Power and Research Reactors
Tech Area / Field
- FIR-ISO/Isotopes/Fission Reactors
- ENV-RWT/Radioactive Waste Treatment/Environment
8 Project completed
Senior Project Manager
Novozhilov V V
NIIAR (Atomic Reactors), Russia, Ulianovsk reg., Dimitrovgrad
- Gamma-Service / Isotopen-& Strahlentechnik GmbH, Germany, Leipzig\nHans Wälischmiller GmbH / Hans Wälischmiller GmbH Dresden, Germany, Dresden
Project summaryProject tasks:
1. Calculation and experimental study of europium g-sources manufactured from control rods spent in power and research reactors.
2. Classification of europium g-sources depending on operation and exposure time, dose rate and specific activity.
3. Development of proposals on europium spent rods transportation, long-term storage and utilization.
Results of the work will be used to certificate the new type of Eu-152, 154, 155 g-sources fabricated from spent control rods of nuclear reactors. These results will assistance in the utilization and storage of those europium rods which could not be used for production of g-sources.
1. Characteristics of control rods spent in research, power and transport reactors.
2. Classification of rods with a dose rate and specific activity to optimize their further arrangement in gamma-device.
3. Classification of rods in geometrical size.
4. Proposals for long-term storage and utilization of europium rods.
The Possibility for Participation of Foreign Partners:
Joint work on introduction of europium g-sources in operating or developed devices on radiation treatment of articles, materials, foodstuffs and medical products, sewages and industrial water.
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