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Online Monitoring of Radiochemical Processing Streams for the Plutonium-238 Supply Program...

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS)
Book Title
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS) 2021 Proceedings
Publication Date
Page Numbers
1 to 4
Track 1
Conference Name
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS)
Conference Location
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Conference Date

Online monitoring with spectrophotometry is being developed to improve the timeliness of analytical measurements for the Plutonium-238 Supply Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A commercially available online monitoring software was used to calculate and view process data in real time to help identify process deviations and optimize system performance. Monitoring detailed process data will improve processing efficiency and help technicians make decisions during hot-cell operations.