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Atomic Energy

, Volume 93, Issue 5, pp 893–897 | Cite as

Foam Compositions for Improving Radiation Conditions during Decommissioning of Nuclear Objects

  • S. I. Rovnyi
  • N. V. Arsent'eva
  • N. M. Emel'yanov
  • Yu. V. Kazakevich
Article

Abstract

It is suggested that foam compositions containing a film-producing material be used to increase worker safety and decrease aerosol emissions during disassembly of contaminated equipment and decommissioning of nuclear objects. Confining films make it possible to simplify the technology for depositing protective coatings in the presence of strong radiation fields and in inaccessible locations. The mechanisms of the formation of confining films on stainless steel from foam based on polyvinyl alcohol and OP-10 preparation are determined and the isolating properties for contamination of surfaces by fission products are estimated.

Keywords

Radiation Alcohol Stainless Steel Foam Polyvinyl Alcohol 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Rovnyi
    • 1
  • N. V. Arsent'eva
    • 1
  • N. M. Emel'yanov
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Kazakevich
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal State Unitary EnterpriseIndustrial Association MayakRussia

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