Title: Radioisotopes applications in industry: an overview

Authors: Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan

Addresses: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, (Missouri S&T), Rolla, MO 65409-1230, USA

Abstract: Radioactive isotopes, particularly in the form of radiotracers and radioactive sealed sources, have been used over a broad spectrum of process industries for equipment and process troubleshooting, monitoring, control, inspection, optimisation and many other purposes. Radioisotope-based measurement techniques are best suited for multiphase flow systems encountered in industrial processes, since these systems are opaque and contain a large volume fraction of the dispersed phase. In this manuscript, some of these techniques and their applications are outlined and discussed.

Keywords: radioisotopes; radioactive isotopes; process industries; radiotracers; radioactive sealed sources; multiphase flow; industrial processes.

DOI: 10.1504/AFP.2009.027866

Atoms for Peace: an International Journal, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.324 - 337

Published online: 13 Aug 2009 *

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