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System and method for the analysis of one or more compounds and/or species produced by a solution-based nuclear reactor

United States Patent

May 6, 2014
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The present invention relates generally to both a system and method for determining the composition of an off-gas from a solution nuclear reactor (e.g., an Aqueous Homogeneous Reactor (AHR)) and the composition of the fissioning solution from those measurements. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes at least one quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) in a system and/or method designed to determine at least one or more of: (i) the rate of production of at least one gas and/or gas species from a nuclear reactor; (ii) the effect on pH by one or more nitrogen species; (iii) the rate of production of one or more fission gases; and/or (iv) the effect on pH of at least one gas and/or gas species other than one or more nitrogen species from a nuclear reactor.
Policke; Timothy A (Forest, VA), Nygaard; Erik T (Lynchburg, VA)
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA)
13/ 796,461
March 12, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-FC52-09NA29596 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.