Radioactive Waste Distribution
A new project has been submitted to the grant commission of INFN in behalf of our team. This project aims to the characterization of the distribution of the radioactive waste inside its containment cask. The possibility to check whether the condition of the spent fuel is critical without opening the drum can avoid or contain risks for human and environmental health. Due to the strict working condition, a new type of detector is planned to be used, based on gas ionization (GEM).
Efficiency tests and identification capability tests have been developed, implemented and applied both on the data coming from the prototype acquiring real muons and on the simulated data gathered by means of MonteCarlo simulations.
The results are on par with the present day prerequisites from industrial standards. We show the results of our work both in our pubblications and on the test cases page on this site.