On-Line Nuclear Analysis of Coal and its Uses

  • D. R. Brown
  • H. Bozorgmanesh
  • T. Gozani
  • J. McQuaid


On-Line Nuclear Analysis of Coal based on prompt neutron activation represents a technological breakthrough for real-time process control necessary for optimum efficiency in the use of coal. These analyzers are presently being installed to solve a variety of current problems in coal usage. This paper describes the general features of these instruments and gives a detailed discussion of a high counting rate spectroscopy system used with an analyzer based on a germanium detector. A brief discussion of various applications of these analyzers include control of coal blending, control of coal burning efficiency, and quality control in coal beneficiation and synfuel processes.


Germanium Detector Electric Power Research Institute High Counting Rate Prompt Neutron Coal Blending 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Brown
    • 1
  • H. Bozorgmanesh
    • 1
  • T. Gozani
    • 1
  • J. McQuaid
    • 2
  1. 1.Science Applications, Inc.Palo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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