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The Ubiquity of PFAS: An Emerging Issue in Decommissioning
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), an anthropogenic class of several thousand chemicals made for use in products such as nonstick cookware, water-, grease-, and stain-resistant materials, surfactants, and fire suppression foams , are emerging as a complicating factor in nuclear decommissioning. These chemicals, which have been manufactured globally, including in the United States, have gained regulatory and public attention due to their persistence and ubiquity in the environment, ability to be detected at low parts-per-trillion levels, and health-based standards set at levels hundreds to thousands of times lower than more classic contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Caichao Jiang, Chundong Hu, Yahong Xie, Yongjian Xu, Shiyong Chen, Qinglong Cui, Yuanzhe Zhao, Yuanlai Xie
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 496-499
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347460
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The RF ion source is the most promising ion source, which can be operated with steady state. When the Radio Frequency (RF) ion source works, the key point is how to transmit and couple the RF power to the plasma with the RF power transmission unit. In this technical note, the principle of RF matching network was analyzed and designed. The RF power transmission unit was tested on RF ion source test bed. Based on the experimental data, the function of each components of impedance-matching network is analyzed and optimized. The results show that matching network can keep high RF coupling efficiency with variable plasma parameters and decreases the reflected RF power.