Muon imaging applications for nuclear waste management and decommissioning

Clarkson, A., Gardner, S. , Ireland, D. , Jebali, R., Kaiser, R. , Mahon, D. , Ryan, M., Shearer, C. and Yang, G. (2022) Muon imaging applications for nuclear waste management and decommissioning. Journal of Advanced Instrumentation in Science, 2022, 256. (doi: 10.31526/jais.2022.256)

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In the UK nuclear industry, muon imaging is gaining traction as a credible option in the toolkit of techniques for monitoring and inspection of waste packages arising from decommissioning activities across the UK nuclear estate. Since 2009, the UK National Nuclear Laboratory has collaborated with the University of Glasgow and Lynkeos Technology Ltd. to develop muon imaging techniques for such applications. In this paper, we review our experiences in imaging typical waste forms such as vitrified products and corroded sludge. The requirements and expectations of stakeholders and plant operators with regard to waste monitoring are examined, and the constraints and challenges of deploying and operating muon detection instruments on nuclear-licensed sites are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shearer, Dr Craig and Gardner, Mr Simon and Al Jebali, Dr Ramsey and Clarkson, Mr Anthony and Mahon, Dr David and Ireland, Professor David and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Ryan, Mr Matthew and Yang, Dr Guangliang
Authors: Clarkson, A., Gardner, S., Ireland, D., Jebali, R., Kaiser, R., Mahon, D., Ryan, M., Shearer, C., and Yang, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Advanced Instrumentation in Science
Publisher:Andromeda Publishing and Education Services
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Authors 2022
First Published:Journal of Advanced Instrumentation in Science 2022:256
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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