Radiological characterization of low- and intermediate radioactive waste at CERN2020.05.12 11:32 - udgov_hs
The operation of high-energy particle accelerators like the ones at CERN leads to the unavoidable production of radioactive materials. Activated materials that cannot be reused or recycled need to be disposed of in dedicated disposal facilities for radioactive waste. This project focuses on one of the steps required to dispose of radioactive waste called radiological characterization. The radiological characterization of waste consists of establishing the list of produced radionuclides and evaluating their activity. I will present the general characterization strategy and preliminary results, based on numerical experiments and measurements that allow us to dispose of low- and intermediate radioactive waste.
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