McMaster Nuclear Operations
LEP Research Project Summary, CMSR Radioactive Source Term and Real-Time Analysis
Phase 1 – Source Term Characterization
Large scale and radiological source term characterization study of a subset of LLM to precisely characterize this material. Steps include Low Level Waste, CEMSR Sort & Segregate, Spectroscopy, and Low Level Waste Source Term Database.
Phase 2 – Real-time Analysis
Develop real-time spectral data analysis methods for beta-gamma-alpha mixed source terms. Steps include Monte Carlo, Low Level Waste Source Term Database, Real-Time Gamma Spectrometry, Free Release, Processible, and Non-Processible.
McMaster University CMSR Containment Tent
Laurentis Energy Partners’ recent project with McMaster University is a Containment Tent. CMSR stands for the Clean Energy-Materials Sorting and Recycling Research Initiative.
McMaster CMSR High Plume Fan
Laurentis Energy Partners and McMaster University’s CMSR High Plume Fan.
The McMaster University Cyclotron Facility is home to a 16.5 MeV GE PETtrace negative ion cyclotron designed for the production of short-lived positron-emitting isotopes such as Fluorine-18. It is also home to a suite of hot cells and a clean room facility dedicated to the production and quality assurance of sterile, clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals.
The Center for Probe Development and Commercialization currently oversees the operation of the cyclotron. At the present time, the cyclotron is primarily used for the production of fluorine-18 which is then incorporated into the radiopharmaceutical [F-18]-FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose) using automated synthesis protocols.
[F-18]-FDG is used in the clinic for imaging various disease states by Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Cyclotron-produced F-18 is also utilized for research purposes, particularly the development of novel molecular imaging agents.
For more information, please get in touch with the CPDC.