In situ characterisation of radiotoxic sludges and slurries is critical to numerous operations including those involving their transport and retrieval. An inexpensive, flexible acoustic backscatter system has been employed for the first time here to a 4/10th scale active storage tank comprising of a nuclear simulant suspension, to verify its application. Intricate suspension characteristics and tank operation features emerged.
- Nuclear Engineering Division
- Environmental Engineering Division
Characterising Nuclear Simulant Suspensions In Situ With an Acoustic Backscatter System
Bux, J, Hunter, TN, Paul, N, Dodds, JM, Peakall, J, & Biggs, SR. "Characterising Nuclear Simulant Suspensions In Situ With an Acoustic Backscatter System." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management. Volume 2: Facility Decontamination and Decommissioning; Environmental Remediation; Environmental Management/Public Involvement/Crosscutting Issues/Global Partnering. Brussels, Belgium. September 8–12, 2013. V002T03A018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICEM2013-96088
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