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Application of remote Raman screening to processing of mixed wastes in drums
Author(s): Beverly A. Crawford; James R. Jewett; K. E. Parker; C. A. Petersen; Chris J. Petty
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Paper Abstract

Transuranic (TRU) and low-level drum waste disposal involves decisions based on transportation restrictions, conditions for acceptance, and federal and state regulations. To support the decisions made concerning final disposition of these wastes, characterization protocols must be established to help define the environmental impact. One promising screening technique involves applying near infrared (IR) Fourier Transform Raman (FT- Raman) spectroscopy using remote fiber optic probes for identifying unknown salts, sludges, and solids in wastes. It is proposed that FT-Raman spectroscopy be used in conjunction with real-time radiography and visual documentation. Developing an extensive solid waste library is a key element in the deployment of this technology in the process environment of solid waste drums. The feasibility for such library generation is also demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2069, Optical Methods for Chemical Process Control, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166296
Show Author Affiliations
Beverly A. Crawford, Westinghouse Hanford Co. (United States)
James R. Jewett, Westinghouse Hanford Co. (United States)
K. E. Parker, Westinghouse Hanford Co. (United States)
C. A. Petersen, Westinghouse Hanford Co. (United States)
Chris J. Petty, Nicolet Instrument Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2069:
Optical Methods for Chemical Process Control
Stuart Farquharson; Jeremy M. Lerner, Editor(s)

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