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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
K. Y. Lee
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 152-156
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-865
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A method of estimating the margin of error for Thomson scattering systems based on polychromators has been devised during the operation of the Translation, Confinement, and Sustainment Upgrade (TCSU) experiment. This method first uses the propagation of uncertainty to determine the standard deviation (SD) of the ratio between two output signals. Later the SD or error is projected onto a characteristic curve that relates different ratios of the signal output to the electron temperature. This method brings an asymmetry to the error bounds, which goes accordingly to the ratio of the spectral response function for distinguishing higher temperatures. Also, the method follows with the nature of photon-statistics. As the plasma density is increased, as one might expect, the corresponding amplitude of the error bar becomes smaller.