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Development and Testing of Environmentally-Safe Extractive Scintillator…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34687
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34687
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ordela, Inc.
1009 Alvin Weinberg Drive Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8012
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Development and Testing of Environmentally-Safe Extractive Scintillator Solutions for Alpha Spectrometry
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-96ER82247
Award Amount: $74,565.00
 

Abstract:

41182 ORDELA, Inc. While extractive scintillator solutions used with alpha-liquid-scintillation spectrometry offers one of the moswt rapid and accurate techniques for the separation and measurement of alpha-emitters, extensive commercialization has been hampered by the generation of mixed waste. This project will develop environmentally-safe extractive scintillator solutions which will have a high flash point, low vapor pressure, low toxicity, high scintillation yield, high extraction efficiencies for alpha-emitting nuclides, and good phase separation characteristics, and will not undergo significant decomposition during storage. Phase I will: (1) identify several promising non-hazardous solvents, (2) use these solvents to develop environmentally-safe extractive scintillator solutions, and (3) test these solutions to determine their usefulness as extractive scintillator solutions based on the above characteristics. The results from Phase I will serve as a guide for developing and testing a new product line of environmentally-safe extractive scintillator solutions during Phase II. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Successful completion of this project will lead to the wide commercialization of environmentally-safe extractive scintillator solutions for the simplified, rapid, and accurate determination of alpha-emitting nuclides by alpha-liquid-scintillation spectrometry. Advantages over traditional alpha-radiation detection and measurement include faster sample preparation time, decreased counting times, and waste minimization.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Jonathan M. Duffey
Laboratory Supervisor
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Business Contact:

Mr. Manfred K. Kopp
President
4234838675
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ordela, Inc.
1009 Alvin Weinberg Drive Oak Ridge, TN 37830

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No