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Accession Number DE13-1104625
Title Solar Powered Radioactive Air Monitoring Stations.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 46p
Personal Author J. M. Barnett L. E. Bisping T. L. Gervais
Abstract Environmental monitoring of ambient air for radioactive material is required as stipulated in the PNNL Site radioactive air license. Sampling ambient air at identified preferred locations could not be initially accomplished because utilities were not readily available. Therefore, solar powered environmental monitoring systems were considered as a possible option. PNNL purchased two 24-V DC solar powered environmental monitoring systems which consisted of solar panels, battery banks, and sampling units. During an approximate four month performance evaluation period, the solar stations operated satisfactorily at an on-site test location. They were subsequently relocated to their preferred locations in June 2012 where they continue to function adequately under the conditions found in Richland, Washington.
Keywords Air pollution
Environmental impact
Monitoring
Pacific Northwest National Laborato
Performance evaluation
Radioactive materials
Sampling
Sites
Solar power plants

 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
97N - Solar Energy
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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