FIELD MONITORING OF WATER SUPPLIES FOR RADIOACTIVITY FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$79,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2409
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technology For Energy Corp.
1 Energy Center - Pellissippi, Knoxville, TN, 37922
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert S Howell
(615) 966-5856
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A STUDY IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF A NEW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION IN WATER UNDER BATTLEFIELD CONDITIONS. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF AN EASY TO USE, LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT, AND RUGGEDIZED MONITORING SYSTEM FOR DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF FISSION PRODUCT CONTAMINATION IN WATER. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF DETECTING 1000 PCI/1 OF MIXED FISSION PRODUCTS IN THE PRESENCE OF 100 MR/HR RADIATION BACKGROUND. THE MEASURMENT TECHNIQUE IS BASED ON DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF BETA PARTICLES EMITTED BY NUCLIDES WITHIN THE WATER WHILE THE DETECTOR AND SOURCE ARE HELD IN A FIXED CONSISTENT GEOMETRY WITHIN A COLLAPSABLE WATER CONTAINER. THE WATER UNDER INTERROGATION WILL ACT AS A SHIELD AGAINST BETA FROM OUTSIDE THE COLLAPSABLE CONTAINER.

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