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Radionuclide Mass Transfer Rates from a Pinhole in a Waste Container for an Inventory-Limited and Constant Concentration Source

Dennis M. LeNeveu

Nuclear Technology

Volume 123 / Number 2 / August 1998 / Pages 184-192


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Analytical solutions for transient and steady-state diffusive mass transfer rates from a pinhole in a waste container are developed for constant concentration and inventory-limited source conditions. Mass transport in three media are considered: inside the pinhole (medium 2), outside the container (medium 3), and inside the container (medium 1). Simple equations are developed for radionuclide mass transfer rates from a pinhole. It is shown that the medium with the largest mass transfer resistance need only be considered to provide a conservative estimate of mass transfer rates.

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