29 January 1999 High-resolution real-time optical studies of radiological air sample filtration processes in an environmental continuous air monitor
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Proceedings Volume 3536, Nuclear Waste Instrumentation Engineering; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.339066
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The need for a continuous air monitor capable of quick and accurate measurements of airborne radioactivity in close proximity to the work environment during waste management, site restoration, and D&D operations led to the Los Alamos National Laboratory development of an environmental continuous air monitor (ECAM). Monitoring the hostile work environment of waste recovery, for example, presents unique challenges for detector design for detectors previously used for the clean room conditions of the typical plutonium laboratory. The environmental and atmospheric conditions (dust, high wind, etc.) influence aerosol particle penetration into the ECAM sampling head as well as the build-up of deposits on the ECAM filter.
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John C. Rodgers, Piotr T. Wasiolek, Stephen D. Schery, Raul E. Alcantara, "High-resolution real-time optical studies of radiological air sample filtration processes in an environmental continuous air monitor", Proc. SPIE 3536, Nuclear Waste Instrumentation Engineering, (29 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339066; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.339066
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