Accession Number : AD0821069

Title :   SIMULTANEOUS GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC AND ACTIVITY ANALYSIS OF THE EFFLUENT GASES FROM THE AGN-201 REACTOR AT THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Constantine, Gus ; Laskaris, Aristides

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : During operation of our homogeneous AGN-201 nuclear reactor, gas is produced in the reactor core as a result of the irradiation of the polyethylene moderator. This reactor core gas has been analysed and shown to be mainly hydrogen, approximately 50 percent by volume. The remaining constituents are methane, ethane, ethylene, and other light saturated, unsaturated, and cyclic hydrocarbons. Oxygen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide detected in these gases are directly attributed to the impurities of the nitrogen gas used to pressurize the reactor. Simultaneous activity analyses have demonstrated the existence of xenon and krypton radionuclides in the effluent gases. The origin of some portions of the activity is yet undetermined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR REACTORS), (*GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, KRYPTON, HYDROGEN, XENON, SAMPLERS, FLOWMETERS, SCINTILLATION, VACUUM APPARATUS, CALIBRATION, ATTENUATION, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, HELIUM, HYDROCARBONS, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, CONTAMINATION, RECORDING SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE