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Operando, inicialmente como uma base de dados referencial o Repositório foi disponibilizado na atual plataforma, em junho de 2015. No Repositório está disponível o acesso ao conteúdo digital de artigos de periódicos, eventos, nacionais e internacionais, livros, capítulos, dissertações, teses e relatórios técnicos. [Saiba mais]

 

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  • IPEN-DOC 24202

    BALDACONI, RICARDO H.; COSTA, FABIO E. da . Comparative response time and fault logging with a PLC and supervisory software and a standalone unit developed for recording. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The Cobalt-60 irradiator of IPEN / CNEN, a category IV facility, has a security system for inter locking doors or exposure of radioactive sources made simultaneously by a programmable logic controller (PLC) model S7-200 from Siemens and a relay logic. From a set of information, both systems work together opening doors or exposing the sources. All incoming and outgoing information are sent serially via EIA232 communication to a personal computer with Windows® platform for a supervisory program which provides the monitoring of the entire process by a synoptic table on the computer screen and is also intended to keep records of all events on the computer's hard drive. A deficiency was found for the process of sending events via serial communication (EIA232) from PLC to the supervisory program. When failure occurred in a very short time, the PLC always took the right decision, but the registration process that had to go through the Windows® timeshare lost the information. In the previous work [1] developed a standalone electronics unit connected to the inputs and outputs of the security system, fully optocoupled to avoid any interference to the security system that records each event on a memory card. In this work, for checking the unit developed record time ability, transients incoming signals for simulating failures, were injected at security system inputs and the response time of security system, supervisory program and the autonomous unity were measured and compared.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24201

    COSTA, DIOGO R.; FREITAS, ARTUR C. . Thermal stability test of UO2-doped pellet manufactured at INB. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The thermal stability test of UO2-doped pellet manufactured at INB was carried out in order to analyze the resintering behavior. This analysis is fundamental for predicting dimensional behavior during irradiation. INB commonly performs resintering test to qualify its production lots, and the same methodology was applied to UO2-doped pellets. In this preliminary study, three sets of experiments have been made: 1) without any chemical additive (Z test, the standard UO2 pellets - undoped); 2) UO2 pellets doped with 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 wt% of Al2O3; and 3) 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 wt% of Nb2O5. The preliminary results showed an increase in sintered density in all resintering experiments. So as to obtain the percentage increase, the theoretical densities (g/cm3 and %TD) were calculated based on the undoped UO2 pellets. All samples increased in a range of 0.27 to 0.32 %TD the out-pile densification during the resintering process. However, the Z(Nb)3 test showed the lowest value of 0.08 %TD, which is not in agreement with the INB specification limits. The sintered density of this test (0.3 wt% niobia) was 96.15% TD. This fact might be related to the competitive mechanism between Kirkendall effect, forming porosity owing to niobium solubilization on UO2 matrix, and densification process as a result of uranium diffusivity. Thus, the densification was only 0.08 %TD in Z(Nb)3 sample. All the other samples were in agreement with INB specification.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24200

    SALVETTI, T.C. ; MARUMO, J.T. . Survey of legal aspects, regulations, standards and guidelines applicable to radioactive waste management of the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor – RMB. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: In Brazil, the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) and Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) are the agencies responsible for the execution, regulation and control of nuclear and environmental policies, respectively. Such regulatory activities are very comprehensive (IBAMA) or too specific (CNEN), revealing other aspects that would, also, need to be observed so that the management could be carried out efficiently (quality) and effectively (safety), including the three governmental administrative levels: Federal, State and Municipal. In addition to laws, regulations, decrees and resolutions, there are also national and international standards and guides that provide guidelines for structuring the current management and the use of best regulatory practices. The Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor Enterprise (RMB) is a CNEN project, complying with a Multi-Year Plan of the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Development and Management (MPDG). The Enterprise is being developed under the responsibility of the Directorate of Research and Development - DPD of CNEN and will have a facility for treatment and initial temporary storage of the radioactive waste generated by the operation of the research reactor and the activities carried out in the associated laboratories. The RMB will be built in the city of IPERÓ, located in the state of São Paulo, near ARAMAR Experimental Center of the Brazilian Navy. This work aims to present the research results regarding the various aspects that regulate, legislate and standardize the practices proposed to the Radioactive Waste Management of the RMB project.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24199

    SEVERICH, PATRICK ; DUTRA, RODRIGO da C. ; KODAMA, YASKO . Preliminary studies on 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone grafting onto cellulose by pre-irradiation method. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24198

    SANTOS, PAULO de S. ; NGUNGA, DANIEL M.G.; CAMARA, JULIO R. ; VASQUEZ, PABLO A.S. . Radioactive sealed sources production process for industrial radiography. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Since 1983, the Sealed Source Production Laboratory at the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute has been providing products and services to the private and governmental Brazilian users of industrial radiography and nucleonic control systems. Radioactive sealed sources are commonly used in nondestructive tests as radiography to make inspections and verify the internal structure and integrity of materials and in nucleonic gauges to control level, density, viscosity, etc. in on-line industrial processes. One of the most important activities carried out by this laboratory is related to the inspection of source projectors devices used in industrial radiography and its constituent parts as well as remote handle control assembly drive cable and guide tube systems. The laboratory also provide for the users iridium-192, cobalt-60 and selenium-75 sealed sources and performs quality control tests replacing spent or contaminated radiative sources. All discard of radioactive source is treated as radioactive waste. Additionally, administrative and commercial processes and protocols for exportation and transport of radioactive material are developed by specialized departments. In this work are presented the mean processes and procedures used by the Sealed Source Production Laboratory such as the arrival of the radioactive material to the laboratory and the source projectors, mechanical inspections, source loading, source leaking tests, etc.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24197

    REIS, LUIS A.M. dos ; MUCSI, CRISTIANO S. ; TAVARES, LUIZ A.P.; ALENCAR, MAICON C. ; GOMES, MAURILIO P. ; BARBOSA, LUZINETE P. ; ROSSI, JESUALDO L. . Recycling and melting process of the zirconium alloy chips. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24196

    MORAD, CESAR M.; STEFANI, GIOVANNI L. de ; SANTOS, THIAGO A. dos. CANDU: study and review. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The CANDU (Canadian Deuterium Uranium) is a nuclear reactor developed by AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited). The first small-scale reactor is known as NPD and was made in 1955 and commenced operation in 1962. It is a pressurized heavy water reactor and uses D2O as moderator and coolant and therefore uses natural uranium as fuel. There have been two major types of CANDU reactors, the original design of around 500 MWe that was intended to be used in multi-reactor installations in large plants, and the rationalized CANDU6 which has units in Argentina, South Korea, Pakistan, Romania and China. Throughout the 1980s and 90s the nuclear power market suffered a major crash, with few new plants being constructed in North America or Europe. Design work continued through, however, and a number of new design concepts were introduced that dramatically improved safety, capital costs, economics and overall performance. These Generation III+ and Generation IV machines became a topic of considerable interest in the early 2000s as it appeared a nuclear renaissance was underway and large numbers of new reactors would be built over the next decade. The present work aims to study the reactors of the CANDU type, exploring from its creation to studies directed to G-III and G-IV reactors.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24195

    NASCIMENTO, NATALIA M. ; BOSCH-SANTOS, BRIANNA; SCIARRETA, BEATRIZ A. ; SANDALO, DANILO S.; CARBONARI, ARTUR W. . Teste de difusão do núcleo de prova 111In(111Cd) nos compostos: LaBaMn2O6 e LaBaCo2O6 "Double Perovskites" para a realização de medições utilizando a espectroscopia PAC. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24194

    BETINI, EVANDRO G. ; GOMES, MAURILIO P. ; MILAGRE, MARIANA X. ; MACHADO, CARULINE S.C.; REIS, LUIS A.M. ; MUCSI, CRISTIANO S. ; ORLANDO, MARCOS T.D.; LUZ, TEMISTOCLES S.; ROSSI, JESUALDO L. . Study on welding thermal cycle and residual stress of UNS S32304 duplex steel selected as external shield for a transport packaging of Mo-99. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24193

    SANTOS, VINICIUS J. ; ZAFALON, ANGELICA T. ; LUGAO, ADEMAR B. ; PARRA, DUCLERC F. . Influence of gamma irradiation dose and concentration of laponite clay on poly (N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) hydrogels. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Hydrogels are polymeric biomaterials widely used in biomedicine and defined as an insoluble system of one or more crosslinked hydrophilic polymers, capable of absorbing large amounts of fluids without losing their physical integrity. Composed by one three-dimensional network of crosslinked polymer chains they can be synthesized by various physical and chemical methods including radiation. One of these methods is the gamma irradiation process, which forms the crosslinked network and sterilizes the material in a single step. In the biomedical field one of hydrogels applications is the transdermal dressings, these systems have an impact of great value in the treatment of wounds, as they can protect regions injured by burns, cuts and even chronic wounds. The association of clay to hydrogels promotes a modification of properties of these materials, such as swelling and gel fraction. Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the swelling properties and gel fraction of hydrogels based on polymer formulation of poly (N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone), poly (ethylene glycol), agar containing nano-clay laponite RD in Different concentrations (0, 0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20%). The materials were mixed by stirring and heating and then processed by gamma radiation from Co-60 at doses of 10, 25, 50 and 70 kGy. To evaluate the gel fraction, the membranes were immersed in water for 3 weeks. The swelling was evaluated after 48 hours of immersion in distilled water at room temperature. It was observed that as the clay concentration increases regardless of the irradiation dose the amount of gel fraction decreased and the amount of water absorption increased.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24192

    SANTOS, TAMIRIS M.R. ; CAMPOS, LUIZA M.P. ; SANTOS, MARIANA de J. ; BOARO, LETICIA C.; PARRA, DUCLERC F. . Nfluence of radiation on the thermal and mechanical properties of BISGMA / TEGDMA based nanocomposites using pre-irradiated MMT nanoparticles as filler. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: In the present study was observed the influence of gamma radiation in thermal and mechanical properties of the experimental dental composites based on BISGMA/TEGDMA filled with pre-irradiated MMT nanoparticles (Cloisite® 20A). MMT nanoparticle was pre-irradiated at doses of 10, 15 and 70 kGy. As a control group MMT nanoparticle was added in the polymeric matrix without pre-irradiation. Four formulations of experimental nanocomposites were studied all with 50% wt of filler. The characterization of the experimental composites was performed by means of the following techniques: Thermogravimetry Analysis (TGA), Elastic Modulus and Flexural Strength. It was observed that the group filled with pre-irradiated nanoparticles at dose of 70 kGy showed a delay in the decomposition temperature when compared to the control group. For elastic modulus the results showed a proportional increase related to the dose of radiation applied in the MMT nanoparticle. Regarding flexural strength, the groups filled with pre–irradiated nanoparticles and the control group presented similar results.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24191

    FAGA, LUCAS J.; STEFANI, GIOVANNI L. de ; SANTOS, THIAGO A. dos. Validação das principais bibliotecas nucleares utilizadas em reatores de tório com o código Serpent. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Para garantir a precisão e relevância dos cálculos feitos para estudos e aplicações em tecnologia nuclear, é imprescindível que as bibliotecas de seção de choque utilizadas nas simulações computacionais para modelagem estejam apropriadamente validadas. Para isso é necessário verificar se os dados nucleares de seção de choque são capazes de reproduzir simulações de sistemas previamente analisados em benchmarks experimentais críticos e comparar os fatores macroscópicos encontrado, como o fator efetivo de multiplicação. O presente trabalho visa validar a biblioteca ENDF/B-VII, uma das bibliotecas que compõem o banco de dados padrão do código Serpent, para sistemas contendo U-233, U-235, Th-232, Pu-239 e Pu-240. O projeto servirá de suporte para os demais projetos do grupo de estudos recém-criado do Centro de Engenharia Nuclear (CEN) do IPEN, ligado ao estudo de diversos tipos de reatores e sua aplicação em ciclos de tório, assunto que ganha cada vez mais visibilidade pelas sólidas e potenciais promessas de revolução energética que traz. Os resultados obtidos ao fim das simulações foram satisfatórios, estando os fatores de multiplicação efetiva a uma distância próxima de 100 PCM dos valores fornecidos pelos benchmarks, como o esperado para uma biblioteca validada. A distância mínima entre esses valores foi de 2 PCM e a máxima de 280 PCM. A análise final demonstra que a biblioteca ENDF/B-VII possui dados nucleares validados para os isótopos de interesse e pode, portanto, ser utilizada nos futuros projetos do grupo de estudo de tório.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24190

    QUEIROZ, C.A.S. ; PEDREIRA FILHO, W.R.; SENEDA, J.A. . Preparation of neodymium acetate for use in nuclear area and nanotechnology. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Neodymium and its compounds are being increasingly applied in the manufacture of new materials. In nuclear area neodymium isotopes are used in a variety of scientific applications. Nd-142 has been used to produce short-lived Tm and Yb isotopes. Nd-146 has been suggested to produce Pm-147 and Nd-150 has been used to study double beta decay. Due to the several modern applications using nanomaterials, more and more highly rare earth compounds have been demanded. The researches at IPEN uses the experience gained in rare earth separation for the preparation of some pure acetates, purity > 99.9% for application in nanotechnology research. A simple and economical chemical process to obtaining neodymium acetate of high purity is studied. The raw material in the form of mixed rare earths carbonate comes from Brazilian monazite. It is used the technique of strong cationic exchange resin, proper to water treatment, to the neodymium's fractionation and it is achieved a purity of 99.9% in Nd2O3 and yield greater than or equal 80%, with the elution of rare earths by EDTA solution in pH controlled. The complex of EDTA-neodymium is transformed in neodymium oxide, subsequently the oxide is dissolved in acetic acid to obtain the neodymium acetate. The solid salt was characterized via molecular absorption spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, thermal analysis, chemical analysis and X ray diffraction. In summary the analytical data collected allowed to conclude that the stoichiometric formula for the neodymium acetate prepared is Nd(CH 3COOH)3.1.5H2O.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24189

    SOBRINHO, LUIZA F.; GARCIA, RAFAEL H.L. ; SILVA, FLAVIA R.O. ; NETO, ALMIR O. ; SAKATA, SOLANGE K. . Characterization of palladium nanoparticles anchored on graphene oxide obtained by electron beam. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Fuel Cells (FCs) are devices that convert chemical energy directly in electrical and thermal energy. There are two disadvantages in the process that difficult the implementation of these new power supply. The fuel, hydrogen, is highly flammable and it is difficult to transport and the catalyst is costly. FCs have been attracting worldwide attention because they are environmental friendly and potential as clean and efficient power source. However, their durability and cost have being identified as important issues in this power supply. The objective of this work is to provide a new material based on incorporation of palladium graphene oxide as catalyst. Graphene Oxide (GO) was synthesized from graphite by the modified Hummers method, in water/alcohol medium. The one-step method to incorporate nanoparticles on this nanomaterial was developed using by electron beam (EB). Additionally, this method also reduces the Graphene Oxide (GO). This nanocomposite were characterized by thermogravimetry (TG), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-rays diffraction (XRD) and its potential for electro catalysis were performed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and amperometry (CA). The results showed that the incorporation of Pd on reduced GO (rGO) by electron beam was 20-40 % in mass. The process using EB and Pd nanoparticles supported on graphene oxide as a support are an alternative, in substitution of conventional methods to the production of electrodes for fuel cells.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24188

    RODRIGUES, ANTONIO C.I. ; MADI FILHO, TUFIC ; SILVA, DAVILSON G. da . Study and project of the new rack with boron for storage of fuel elements burned in the IEA-R1 research reactor. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The IEA-R1 research reactor works 40h weekly with 4.5 Mw power. The storage rack for spent fuel elements has less than half of its initial capacity. Under these conditions (current conditions of reactor operation 32h weekly will have 3 spend fuel by year, then, approximately 3 utilization rate Positions/year). Thus, we will have only about six years of capacity for storage. Whereas the desired service life of the IEA-R1 is at least another 20 years, it will be necessary to increase the storage capacity of spent fuel. Hence, it is necessary to double the wet storage capacity (storage in the IEA-R1 reactor's pool). After reviewing the literature about materials available for use in the construction of the new storage rack with absorber of neutrons, the BoralcanTM (manufactured by 3TMhis) wwaosr kc hporseesne,n dtsu es ttuod iitess :p r(oap) efrotrie tsh. e construction of new storages racks with double of the current capacity using the same place of current storages racks and (b) criticality analysis using the MCNP-5 code. Two American Nuclear Data Library were used: ENDF / B-VI and ENDF / B-VII, and the results obtained for each data bases were compared. These analyzes confirm the possibility of doubling the storage capacity of fuel elements burned in the same place occupied by the current storage rack attending to the IEA-R1 reactor needs and attending the safety requirements according to the National Nuclear Energy Commission - CNEN and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). To calculate the keff were considered new fuel elements (maximum possible reactivity) used in full charge of the storage rack. With the results obtained in the simulation we can conclude that doubling the amount of racks for spent fuel elements are complied with safety limits established in the IAEA standards and CNEN of criticality (keff < 0.95).

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  • IPEN-DOC 24187

    FONSECA, THAIS N. ; TEIXEIRA, PAULA S.; MOURA, EDUARDO de ; GERALDO, AUREA B.C. . Study of bixin oxidation by ionizing irradiation. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Brazil is the world's largest producer of anatto, followed by Kenya and Peru. The fruit of the annatto tree is constituted by a capsule containing external spines and internal seeds with reddish coloration, providing a natural pigment which is environmentally efficient, being able to replace synthetic pigments and dyes. The active substance of the pigment is Bixin, which is a type of carotenoid which constitutes a greater percentage of pigment in these seeds and has a lipo soluble character. Bixin reacts with NaOH in a saponification reaction giving norbixin, which is water soluble. It is known that the destination of the dye extracted from the fruit is intended for industry, especially the food industry. The culture of annatto tree brings prospects of development in agricultural programs for medium and small producers, which are able to use decadent areas of other crops. In addition to the food sector, new applications for the pigment helps the development of family farming. The pigment extracted from annatto undergoes a natural oxidation; this work aims to evaluate this phenomenon and also the oxidation of the pigment after the irradiation process. This work also evaluates of the how the oxidation process is affected by irradiation and the modifications introduced to irradiated pigments. Irradiated and nonirradiated samples were characterized by thermogravimetry, UV-vis spectrophotometry and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The results are then discussed.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24186

    CARDOSO, JESSICA R. ; MOURA, EDUARDO de ; GERALDO, AUREA B.C. . Electron beam irradiation process applied to primary and secondary recycled high density polyethylene. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Plastic bags, packaging and furniture items are examples of plastic utilities always present in life. However, the end-of-life of plastics impacts the environment because of this ubiquity and also often their high degradation time. Recycling processes are important in this scenario because they offer many solutions to this problem. Basically, four ways are known for plastic recycling: primary recycling, which consists in re-extrusion of clean plastic scraps from a production plant; secondary recycling, that uses end-of-life products that generally are reduced in size by extrusion to obtain a more desirable shape for reprocessing (pellets and powder); tertiary recover which is related to thermo-chemical methods to produce fuels and petrochemical feedstock; and quaternary route, that is related to energy recovery and it is done in appropriate reactors. In this work, high density polyethylene (HDPE) was recovered to simulate empirically the primary and secondary recycling ways using materials which ranged from pristine to 20-fold re-extrused materials. The final 20-fold recycled thermoplastic was irradiated in an electron beam accelerator under a dose rate of 22.4 kGy/s and absorbed doses of 50 kGy and 100 kGy. The characterization of HDPE in distinct levels of recovering was performed by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermogravimetric degradation. In the HDPE recycling, degradation and crosslinking are consecutive processes; degradation is very noticeable in the 20-fold recycled product. Despite this, the 20-fold recycled product presents crosslinking after irradiation process and the post-irradiation product presents similarities in spectroscopic and thermal degradation characteristics of pristine, irradiated HDPE. These results are discussed.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24185

    OLIVEIRA, CAMILA B. ; PARRA, DUCLERC F. ; MARCHINI, LEONARDO G. . Influência da irradiação gama no Elastômero Termoplástico (TPE). In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: O TPE é a nomenclatura utilizada para o elastômero termoplástico, que também é conhecido como borracha termoplástica. Ele pertence relativamente a uma classe pouco investigada dos plásticos de engenharia, porém, nos últimos anos constata-se um constante crescimento devido a sua importante e incomum combinação de propriedades. Durante o seu uso, comporta-se como um elastômero, mas, ao contrário dos elastômeros tradicionais (borrachas vulcanizadas), ele pode ser processado através das tecnologias e dos equipamentos convencionais utilizados para termoplásticos, como extrusão e injeção. O processamento de polímeros, como o TPE por meio da radiação se constitui em uma área tecnológica voltada ao estudo dos efeitos físicos e químicos causados pela radiação de alta energia, como a radiação gama. Assim o objetivo deste trabalho é avaliar as propriedades mecânicas e térmicas do TPE irradiado por fonte de 60Co de radiação gama em diferentes doses. O elastômero termoplástico sendo modificado através de radiação ionizante em doses de 5, 10, 20, 30, 50 e 100 kGy avaliam-se os efeitos da radiação nas propriedades mecânicas e térmicas deste material, através dos testes realizados de ensaios de tração, testes de TGA, FTIR e Índice de fluidez.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24184

    OLIVEIRA, M.J.A. ; VASQUEZ, P.A.S. ; ALCANTARA, M.T.S. ; MUNHOZ, M.M.L.; LUGAO, A.B. . Effect of gamma radiation on polyvinylpyrrolidone hydrogels. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) hydrogels have been investigated as drug delivery matrices for the treatment of wounds, such as cutaneous leishmaniasis, and matrices with silver nanoparticles for chronic wounds and burns. The preparation of such hydrogels can occur by various cross-linking methods, such as gamma, chemical, physical, among others. The most feasible for wound dressings is gamma irradiation from cobalt-60, because gamma irradiation simultaneously promotes crosslinking and sterilization, leaving the wound dressing ready for use. The objective of this work was to investigate the effect on physico- chemical properties of gamma radiation on PVP hydrogel according to the radiation absorbed dose variation. The PVP hydrogels were irradiated with doses of 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 and 95kGy at dose rate of 5 kGy/h and characterized by swelling, thermogravimetric and mechanical analysis. Results shown a favorable dose range window for processing of these hydrogels related to the application. The results showed that mechanical strength was affected at doses starting at 25 kGy.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24183

    ENOKIHARA, CYRO T. ; SCHULTZ-GUTTLER, RAINER A.; RELA, PAULO R. . Gamma radiation of quartz from Entre Rios (SC) and Quaraí (RS). In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The availability of gamma ray irradiators in Brazil increased the possibilities of treatments of gemstones for color enhancements. One of the minerals with a very high potential of these treatments is quartz, a very widespread mineral with many colored commercial varieties. A specific variety of quartz showing a green color in nature or induced artificially by radiation gamma (60Co) is quite rare. In Brazil the widely scattered geode occurrences along a 600 km stretch from Quaraí at Brazil southernmost tip to Uberlandia in Minas Gerais is one of these. Quartz from these occurrences have been formed by strong hydrothermal activities. That way much quartz crystals showed a very fast growth history facilitating the formation of growth defects and the uptake of water in form of micro inclusions, molecular water, silanol (Si-OH) and OH. In the present work the material analyzed is from hydrothermal regimes located near the towns Entre Rios (SC) and Quaraí (RS). To characterize these materials analyses have been made by ICP, NAA, electron microscopy, water loss techniques and UV-VIS and NIR-FTIR spectroscopic measurements. Silanol complexes are found, which by radiation due to gamma rays form the color center NBOHC (Non-Bonding Oxygen Hole Center), showing absorption between 590 to 620 nm and leaving a transmission window at about 550nm, responsible for the green color. The spectroscopic water determination showed less molecular water (up to 2300 ppm by weight), probably due to remaining silanol complexes.The water content with up to 3200 ppm by weight exceeds the amount of charge balancing cations (Fe, Al, Li).

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  • IPEN-DOC 24182

    VIEIRA NETO, ANTONIO S. ; GUILHEN, SABINE N. ; RUBIN, GERSON A. ; CALDEIRA FILHO, JOSE S. ; CAMARGO, IARA M.C. . Soft systems methodology as a systemic approach to nuclear safety management. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Safety approach currently adopted by nuclear installations is built almost exclusively upon analytical methodologies based, mainly, on the belief that the properties of a system, such as its safety, are given by its constituent parts. This approach, however, doesn’t properly address the complex dynamic interactions between technical, human and organizational factors occurring within and outside the organization. After the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recommended a systemic approach as a complementary perspective to nuclear safety. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the systems thinking approach and its potential use for structuring sociotechnical problems involved in the safety of nuclear installations, highlighting the methodologies related to the soft systems thinking, in particular the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). The implementation of a systemic approach may thus result in a more holistic picture of the system by the complex dynamic interactions between technical, human and organizational factors.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24181

    KIBRIT, EDUARDO ; AQUINO, AFONSO R. de . Sustainability management for operating organizations of research reactors. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In a country like Brazil, where nuclear activity is geared towards peaceful purposes, any operating organization of research reactor should emphasize its commitment to social, environmental, economic and institutional aspects. Social aspects include research and development, production and supply of radiopharmaceuticals, radiation safety and special training for the nuclear sector. Environmental aspects include control of the surroundings and knowledge directed towards environment preservation. Economic aspects include import substitution and diversification of production. Institutional aspects include technology, innovation and knowledge. These aspects, if considered in the management system of an operating organization of research reactor, will help with its long-term maintenance and success in an increasingly competitive market scenario. About this, we propose a sustainability management system approach for operating organizations of research reactors. A bibliographical review on the theme is made. A methodology for identifying indicators for measuring sustainability in nuclear research reactors processes is also described. Finally, we propose a methodology for sustainability perception assessment to be applied at operating organizations of research reactors.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24180

    TERUI, CLARICE; LIMA, NELSON B. de . Study of tensile test behavior of austenitic stainless steel type 347 seamless thin-walled tubes in coldworked condition. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: These austenitic stainless steel type 347 seamless thin-walled tubes are potential candidates to be used in fuel elements of nuclear power plants (as PWR – Pressurized Water Reactor). So, their metallurgical condition and mechanical properties, as the tensile strength and yield strength, normally are very restrict in demanding project and design requirements. Several full size tensile tests at room temperature and high temperature (315ºC) were performed in these seamless tubes in cold-worked condition. The results of specified tensile and yield strengths were achieved but the elongation of the tube, in the geometry of the component, could not be measured at high temperature due to unconventional mode of rupture (helical mode without separation of parts). The average value of elongation was obtained from stress-strain curves of hot tensile tests and was around 5%. The results obtained in this research show that this behavior of the full size tensile test samples of thin-walled tube (wall thickness less than 0.5 mm) in high temperature (315ºC) is due to the combination of the manufacturing process, the material (crystallographic structure and chemical composition) and the final geometry of the component. In other words, the strong crystallographic texture of material induced by tube drawing process in addition with the geometry of the component are responsible for the behavior in hot uniaxial tensile tests.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24179

    TEIXEIRA, PAULA S.; FONSECA, THAIS N. ; MOURA, EDUARDO de ; GERALDO, AUREA B.C. . Irradiação da biomassa lignocelulósica de sementes de urucum (Bixa orellana L.) para aplicações em compósitos poliméricos. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: O estudo de compósitos poliméricos reforçados com fibras vegetais tem se tornado popular nas últimas décadas já que este tipo de material possibilita a redução tanto do rejeito de biomassa como o custo final do produto polimérico. Fibras vegetais existem em grande quantidade, são de baixo custo e conjugam biodegradabilidade e renovação. Além disso compósitos de polímero-celulose são mais resistentes à flexão e ao impacto que o mesmo material exclusivamente feito em polímero. Especificamente a celulose contida nas sementes de urucum está presente em uma concentração em torno de 40-45 %, o qual torna-se importante para o uso industrial. Neste trabalho, o bagaço das sementes de urucum após a remoção do seu pigmento avermelhado foi usado para obter compósitos de polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD). O material original foi usado sem e com um prétratamento que removeu componentes como o resíduo do pigmento remanescente, açúcares, proteínas e ácidos graxos. As fibras remanescentes foram secas, fragmentadas e submetidas à irradiação por feixe de elétrons nas doses de 10 kGy, 25 kGy, 50 kGy e 75 kGy para verificar o efeito da radiação na estrutura da celulose e seu subsequente efeito na matriz polimérica.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24178

    BARABAS, ROBERTA de C. ; SABUNDJIAN, GAIANE . Neuroscience applied to nuclear energy teaching. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Science and technology play a key role in helping countries increase the quality of life of their inhabitants. The development of peaceful nuclear applications offers important contribution for several fields. However, nuclear accidents are reported as factors that lead to the formation of prejudiced beliefs and attitudes against nuclear technology. The media also influence on what people believe about it. Holding prejudice against nuclear technology will lead to misconceptions and interfere with authorities’ decision on the development of new technology. There are evidences in the literature that implicit prejudices might be avoidable, reduced and even reversed. Interest in prejudice and stereotyping is currently shared by emerging disciplines such as neuroscience. The field of educational neuroscience has developed several types of implicit association tests aiming to assess implicit prejudices that individuals are consciously unaware. As far as prejudices are reported in the nuclear energy education scenario implicit measurement techniques can be an effective tool to identify and measure prejudices against nuclear technology. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is a valuable tool used worldwide as a measurement technique to assess implicit attitude toward discriminatory behaviors. This study aims to demonstrate the design and development of a neuroscience-based methodology, which will include a future administration of the IAT to school teachers to assess their implicit associations regarding nuclear energy. The procedure will contribute for understanding implicit prejudices interfering with teaching practices. Teaching a balanced view about the applications of the nuclear technology will contribute for the acceptance of nuclear technology.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24177

    PEREIRA, LUIZ A.T. ; ROSSI, JESUALDO L. . The recycling through melting machining chips, preliminary results. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) reactors employ as nuclear fuel UO2 pellets packed in zirconium alloy tubes, called cladding. In the manufacture of the tubes, machining chips are generated which cannot be discarded, since the recycling of this material is strategic in terms of nuclear technology, legislation, economics and the environment. These nuclear alloys are very expensive and are not produced in Brazil and are imported for the manufacture of nuclear fuel. In this work, it will examined methods not yet studied to recycle Zircaloy chips using electron beam furnace in order to obtain ingots. In addition, it is intended to carry out the melting of new Zircaloy alloys, from the melting of zirconium sponge obtained in IPEN and imported and Zircaloy bars. The mechanical properties and the present phases of the material should be determined, as well as, the characterization of the microstructures by optical microscopy. This work, therefore, aims at the creation of a new line of research where methods will be approached to recycle the Zircaloy chips and to reduce in 30 times the volume by means of melting the enormous amount of material stored in the form of machining chips, being able to do others components for nuclear or chemical industry use, as well as conducting basic development research.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24176

    LOPES, DANIEL R.P. ; OLIVEIRA, OTAVIO L. de ; ROCHA, MARCELO da S. . Estudo da aplicação de nanofluidos de SiO2 e TiO2 em transformadores elétricos a óleo para análise de desempenho da condutividade térmica e rigidez dielétrica. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Os transformadores elétricos são equipamentos essenciais na distribuição de energia elétrica, pois são utilizados para o fornecimento contínuo eletricidade. Por este motivo é importante estudar as possibilidades de melhorar seus sistemas de isolamento e refrigeração. A aplicação de nanofluidos em óleos minerais isolantes, que possuem função de resfriamento e isolamento elétrico, é uma questão relevante nesta área. Neste trabalho, são comparadas as características do óleo mineral base utilizado em transformadores elétricos com amostras coloidais (nanofluidos) feitas com o mesmo óleo base utilizando-se diferentes concentrações de nanopartículas de SiO2 e TiO2. As características de condutividade térmica e resistência dielétrica do nanofluido dependem das concentrações de nanopartículas, porém o fluido deve manter todas as características de isolamento a serem usadas em transformadores elétricos. A análise será realizada através de simulações computacionais usando o software FEMM 2D, aplicando seu módulo de condutividade térmica. Os dados de entrada foram retirados da caracterização de amostras produzidas com diferentes concentrações de nanopartículas de SiO2 e TiO2 (usando o mesmo óleo mineral base). Os parâmetros foram aplicados em um modelo computacional de um transformador de 50 kVA, com geometria usual e circulação natural de óleo (por convecção) referenciando transformadores elétricos utilizados no mercado para a conversão de energia. Este artigo apresenta alguns dos resultados de um estudo das propriedades dielétricas e da condutividade térmica de um nanofluido a base de óleo mineral.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24175

    SOARES, JAQUELINE J.S. ; JACOVONE, RAYNARA M.S.; SANTOS, PAULO S.; ZAIM, MARCIO H.; FARIA, DALVA L.A. de; SAKATA, SOLANGE K. . The effect of gamma radiation on the structure of graphene oxide and graphene oxide functionalized with amino-PEG. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The functionalization of graphene oxide (GO) with polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been widely used in drug delivery systems. This nanocomposite exhibits excellent stability in the presence of high concentrations of salts and proteins and shows to be less toxic than its raw form in vitro and in vivo. However, it must be sterilized before use in the medical field and the gamma irradiation shows a promising option for this purpose. Sterilization by ionizing energy through gamma rays, generated by Cobalt-60 self-disintegration, consists in exposing the materials to short electromagnetic waves. The irradiation process provides substantial advantages when compared to thermal and chemical processes such as more precise control of the process, production of products with superior qualities, lower energy consumption and less environmental pollution. In this work the effect of gamma radiation on the structure of GO and GO functionalized com Amino-PEG (GO-PEG-NH2) irradiated with different doses (15, 25, 35 and 50 kGy) and rate dose 7.31 kGy.h-1 was evaluated. The analyses were performed by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Raman spectroscopy. The results showed that the methods for the synthesis of GO and GO-PEG-NH2 was effective since there was confirmation of the surface oxidation of materials and functionalization with the PEG-NH2 and the sterilization by gamma radiation does not caused any defects on materials.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24174

    ICHIKAWA, RODRIGO U. ; LINHARES, HORACIO M.S.M.D.; SILVA, ANDRE S.B. da ; TEIXEIRA, MARIA I. ; RANIERI, IZILDA M. ; TURRILLAS, XAVIER; MARTINEZ, LUIS G. . X-ray diffraction analysis of KY3F10 nanoparticles doped with Nd and preliminary studies for its use in high-dose radiation dosimetry. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: In this work, the structure and microstructure of Nd:KY3F10 nanoparticles was probed using X-ray synchrotron diffraction analysis. Rietveld refinement was applied to obtain cell parameters, atomic positions and atomic displacement factors to be compared with the ones found in literature. X-ray line profile methods were applied to determine mean crystallite size and crystallite size distribution. Thermoluminescent (TL) emission curves were measured for different radiation doses, from 0.10kGy up to 10.0kGy. Dose-response curves were obtained by area integration beneath the peaks from TL. The reproducibility of the results in this work has shown that this material can be considered a good dosimetric material.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24173

    GONZALEZ, ANDREZA A.D.C.C.; ROSTELATO, MARIA E.C.M. ; SOUZA, CARLA D. ; RODRIGUES, BRUNA T. ; SOUZA, DAIANE C.B. ; ZEITUNI, CARLOS A. ; NOGUEIRA, BEATRIZ R. . Coatings of nanoparticles applied to brachytherapy treatments. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24172

    DARIN, GASPAR; IMAKUMA, KENGO ; MARTINEZ, LUIS G.; TURRILAS, XABIER M.; ICHIKAWA, RODRIGO U. ; SILVA, ANDRE S.B. ; DURAZZO, MICHELANGELO ; RIELLA, HUMBERTO G. ; URANO, ELITA. Structural and microstructural analysis of the U-GD-O system using X-ray diffraction data. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Gadolinium is one of the best neutron absorber materials and its usage can be considered as a burnable poison for Light Water Reactors (LWR) and as a sacrificial material in Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR). Most of the experiments in the literature focus on nuclear fuel with up to 12 wt% Gd2O3. Recently, the phase diagram and melting point has been investigated for high contents of Gd2O3 in the U-Gd-O system, that means a solid solution of the composition (U1-x, Gdx)O2 for 0<x<100%. In this work, we present the analysis of the U-Gd-O system for high contents of Gd2O3 using X-ray diffraction data. Rietveld analysis was applied to obtain cell parameters, atomic positions and atomic displacement factors and compared with literature avaliable. Also, the quantification of phases was performed for the different contents of Gd2O3 in the system. Finally, mean crystallite sizes were determined and correlated with the weight fraction of the phases.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24171

    SILVA, RUBENS C. da; BITELLI, ULYSSES D. ; MURA, LUIZ E.C. . Experimental estimation of moderator temperature coefficient of reactivity of the IPEN/MB-01 research reactor. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24170

    LOBO, RAQUEL M. ; ANDRADE, ARNALDO H.P. ; MORCELLI, APARECIDO E.. Small specimen technique for assessing the mechanical properties of metallic components. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24169

    SOMESSARI, SAMIR L. ; MOURA, JOAO A. ; CALVO, WILSON A.P. . Development of an automated system for the operation of an electrom beam acellerator. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Electron beam accelerators are used in many applications, such as basic physical research, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, microelectronics, agriculture and industry, among others. The majority of the accelerators have electrons from a hot tungsten filament and their energy is increased as it passes through an electric field in the vacuum chamber. For industrial purposes, the most common model is Dynamitrons®. At IPEN-CNEN/SP, there is an electron beam accelerator Dynamitron® Type (Manufactured by RDI- Radiation Dynamics Inc., 1978) model DC1500/25/4. The technology applied was available in the 60´s and 70´s, but, nowadays is obsolete. Moreover, there are not original spare parts for this equipment any longer. The aim of this work is to develop a nationalized automated operation system for the accelerator, to replace the old equipment.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24168

    SANTOS, PAULO de S. ; VASQUEZ, PABLO A.S. . C-188 CO-60 sources installation and source rack loading optimization processes in a gamma irradiation facility. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Since 2004, the Multipurpose Gamma Facility at the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute has been providing services on radiation processing for disinfection and sterilization of health care and disposable medical products as well to support research studies on modification of physical, chemical and biological properties of several materials. Recently, there was an increment in irradiation of the Cultural Heritages. This facility uses C-188 double-encapsulated radioactive Cobalt-60 sources kwon as pencils from manufactures outside of country. The activity of the cobalt sources decays into a stable nickel isotope with a half-life around 5.27 years, which means a loss of 12.3% annually. Then, additional pencils of Cobalt-60 are added periodically to the source rack to maintain the required capacity or installed activity of the facility. The manufacturer makes shipping of the radioactive sources inside a high density container type B(U) , by sea. This one involves many administrative, transport and radiation safety procedures. Once in the facility, the container is opened inside a deep pool water to remove the pencils. The required source geometry of the facility is obtained by loading these source pencils into predetermined diagram or positions in source modules and distributing these modules over the source rack of the facility. The dose variation can be reduced placing the higher activity source pencils near the periphery of the source rack. In this work are presented the procedures for perform the boiling leaching tests applied to the container, the Cobalt-60 sources installation, the loading processes and the source rack loading optimization.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24167

    VIEIRA, IMARIO ; NASCIMENTO, FERNANDO C.; CALVO, WILSON A.P. . Strategic planning as a competitive differential: A case study of the Sealed Sources Production Laboratory. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Strategic planning has always been and continues to be one of the most important management tools for decision making. Amidst the uncertainties of the 21st century, public, private and third sector organizations are steadily struggling to improve their strategic plans by using more effective results management tools such as BSC-Balanced Scorecard. Nuclear research institutes and research centers around the world have been using more and more these types of tools in their strategic planning and management. The objective of this article was to recommend the use the BSC as a strategic tool for decision making for the Sealed Sources Production Laboratory located in the Radiation Technology Center, at Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN/CNEN-SP), in São Paulo, Brazil. The methodology used in this academic article was a case study, which considered the object of the study, the Sealed Sources Production Laboratory, from January 2014 to August 2016. Among the main results obtained with this study can be cited: the improvement of the information flow, the visualization and proposition to change the periodicity of analysis of the results, among others. In view of the expected results, it was possible to conclude that this study may be of value to the Sealed Sources Production Laboratory for Industrial Radiography and Industrial Process Control and also to other research centers, as it will allow and contribute with an additional management support tool.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24166

    NOGUEIRA, ALESSANDRO F.; SAMAD, RICARDO E. ; VIEIRA JUNIOR, NILSON D. ; ROSSI, WAGNER de . Study of ablation on surfaces of nuclear-use metals irradiated with femtosecond laser. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The use of ultrashort pulsed lasers is an alternative for micro-machining in metal surfaces, with diverse applications in several industrial areas, such as aeronautics, aerospace, naval, nuclear, among others, where there is a growing concern with reliability in service. In this work, micro-machining were performed on titanium surfaces using femtosecond ultrashort pulses. Such a process resulted in minimal heat transfer to the material, thus avoiding and surface deformation of the titanium plate and the formation of resolidified material in the ablated region, which are drawbacks present in the use of the long pulsed keyed laser of the order of nanoseconds. Three types of micro-machining were performed, with variations in the distances between the machined lines. It was also verified that the wettability increases when there is an increase in the distance between machined lines. Finally, in order to change the surface with minimal removal of material, it has been found that the use of ultra-short pulse lasers provide great benefits for the integrity of the ablated material. This initial study is the starting point for the study of other metals, such as Maraging Steels and Zircaloy that will be the target of future work.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24165

    BARROSO, ALINE G.; GARCIA, RAFAEL H.L. ; DEL MASTRO, NELIDA L. . X-ray diffraction pattern and relative crystallinity of irradiated arrowroot starch. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: After cereals, tubers and roots are the major source of starch for food and industrial uses. Arrowroot refers to any plant of the genus Marantha, but the term is most commonly used to describe the easily digested starch obtained from the rhizomes of Marantha arundinacae. The rhizomes of this herbaceous plant contain about 20% of starch. As few studies exist on arrowroot starch, the objective of this preliminary work was to study the X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD) patterns of arrowroot starch when treated by γ-radiation with doses up to 15 kGy in a 60Co source. The XRD patterns of the arrowroot starch exhibited A-type crystalline arrangements with strong peaks at approximately 15º, 17º, 18º and 23º (2θ). A slight increase of diffractogram peaks intensity was noticed after the irradiation process. The cristallinity index was calculated using Bruker DIFFRAC.EVA version 4.2 software. Relative crystallinity seems to increase with radiation doses, and this effect is more noticeable at low doses. That can be attributed to different radiation sensitivity among the amorphous and crystalline regions of the arrowroot starch molecule. Present results will contribute to elucidate the behavior under radiation treatment of this starchy component increasingly employed by the food industry.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24164

    OLIVEIRA, JULIANA de A.S. ; SILVA, PAULO S.C. da . Use of macrophites for removal of Co e Zn in liquid effluents. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: This study proposes the application of Eichhornia crassipes roots biomass to remove cobalt and zinc ions from solution, aiming its application to effluent treatment. The efficiency of adsorption and the percent of removal were checked as a function of pH and contact time. The plants, for biomass production, were collected at the Billings reservoir in São Bernardo do Campo, located in the Southeast of São Paulo Metropolitan Region. The biomass obtained was subjected to the chemical activation process by the treatment with HCl 0.1 molL-1 in order to increase its surface area. The concentrations of cobalt and zinc, present in the adsorbent, before and after the adsorption experiments were determined by the instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) technique. Results showed that the pH of the solution must be adjusted after the addition of the biomass. The contact time for maximum removal of both ions is between 20 and 30 min.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24163

    MESQUITA, CARLOS H. de ; CALVO, WILSON A.P. ; AOKI, PEDRO E. ; SILVA, VALDIR C. da ; HARAGUCHI, MARCIO I. ; VELO, ALEXANDRE F. ; ALVAREZ, ALEXANDRE G. ; PAIXAO, LETICIA B.; HAMADA, MARGARIDA M. . Gallium-67 citrate used as a tracer of acetone production routes. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: In this work the pathway of the chemical product and the kinetics parameters were evaluated in a laboratory plant settled, using 40 GBq of 67Ga citrate as radiotracer and 18 NaI(Tl) radiation detectors. The AnaComp program was used to estimate the kinetic parameters of the acetone production. The yield of the acetone production was estimated by the percentage ratio between the areas under the curve (AUC) of the curve profiles of the final product compartment divided by the concentration found inside the chemical reactor whose result was 87% yield during the first 30 minutes of reaction.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24162

    PEREZ, CAROLINE ; SANTOS, ELIANE C. ; SAIKI, MITIKO . Establishing adequate conditions for mercury determination in environmental samples by INAA. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24161

    PRADO, E.S.P.; DELLAMANO, J.C. ; CARNEIRO, A.L.G. ; SANTOS, R.C. ; PETRACONI, G.; POTIENS JUNIOR, A.J. . Technical feasibility study on volumetric reduction of radioactive wastes using plasma technology. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The radioactive waste arising from nuclear reactors, hospitals, industry and research institutes are generated daily with a considerable amount. To final dispose of these radioactive waste safely and cost effectively, they must be transformed into physical and chemical compounds suitable for radionuclides immobilization with maximum volume and exhaust gaseous reduction. In this scope, among the promising technologies for the radioactive waste treatment, plasma technology allows reducing substantially the waste volume after exposing them to temperatures above 2,500ºC. In the planning and management of radioactive waste, the challenges related to plasma technology are presented as a motivation factor for the possible implantation of plasma reactors in nuclear plants and research centers aiming at improving the process of radioactive waste management.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24160

    FRANCO, JOSE G. ; FRANCO, SUELY S.H. ; FRANCO, CAIO H.; ARTHUR, VALTER ; ARTHUR, PAULA B. ; VILLAVICENCIO, ANNA L.C. . Low doses of gamma radiation in soybean. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The degree of radiosensitivity depends mostly on the species, the stage of the embryo at irradiation, the doses employed and the criteria used to measure the effect. One of the most common criteria to evaluate radiosensitivity in seeds is to measure the average plant production. Dry soya seeds were exposed to low doses of gamma radiation from source of Cobalt-60, type Gammecell-220, at 0.210 kGy dose rate. In order to study stimulation effects of radiation on germination, plant growth and production. A treatment with four radiation doses was applied as follows: 0 (control); 12.5; 25.0 and 50.0 Gy. Seed germination and harvested of number of seeds and total production were assessed to identify occurrence of stimulation. Soya seeds number and plants were handled as for usual seed production in Brazil. The low doses of gamma radiation in the seeds that stimulate the production were the doses of 12.5 and 50.0 Gy. The results show that the use of low doses of gamma radiation can stimulate germination and plant production.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24159

    SMITH, RICARDO B. ; VICENTE, ROBERTO . 30 years of the Goiania accident: a comparative study with other radioactivity dispersion events. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: The year 2017 marks 30 years since the radioactive accident that occurred in the city of Goiania, capital of the state of Goias. It was the largest radiological accident in Brazil, and one of the largest in the world occurring outside nuclear facilities. Regarding the accidents at nuclear power plants, two of the biggest were Chernobyl in Ukraine, a year and a half before Goiania, and the Fukushima accident in Japan, in 2011. Different amounts of radioactive material were dispersed in the environment in each of these events. However, each one’s main pathway of dispersion was different: the accident of Goiania was terrestrial, Chernobyl was at the atmosphere, and Fukushima was mainly in the ocean. This work aims to study these different amounts, comparing such activities. In addition, it proposes to compare the sea dispersion of Fukushima with the amount of radioactive waste dumped in the oceans, when the release of radioactive waste at sea was permitted. It also proposes to compare the Chernobyl aerial dispersion with the radioactive material dissipated in the atmosphere, resulting from the more than 500 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962 by the United States, the former Soviet Union, England, France and China.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24158

    HIROMOTO, GORO ; DELLAMANO, JOSE C. . Radioactive decay pattern of actinides present in waste from Mo-99 production. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Brazil is currently planning to produce 99Mo from fission of LEU targets to meet the present national demand of 99m Tc. The 99Mo activity planned at the end of irradiation is 5000 Ci (185 TBq) per weekly cycle, in order to meet the present demand of 1000 Ci (37 TBq) per week, after target cooling and processing. To predict the activities that will be handled in the waste treatment facility, the computational code SCALE 6.0 was used to simulate the irradiation of the uranium targets and the decay of radioactive products. This study presents the findings of this research, mainly focused on the actinides activity that will be present in the waste and the respective radioactive decay pattern over a period of one hundred thousand years.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24157

    COSTA, PRISCILA ; COSTA, FABIO E. ; RAELE, MARCUS P. ; ZAHN, GUILHERME S. ; GERALDO, BIANCA ; VIEIRA JUNIOR, NILSON D. ; SAMAD, RICARDO E. ; GENEZINI, FREDERICO A. . Eletronic response of a photodiode coupled to a boron thin film. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: A portable thermal neutron detector is proposed in this work using a silicon photodiode coupled to a boron thin film. The aim of this work was to verify the effect in the electronic response of this specific photodiode due to boron deposition, since the direct deposition of boron in the semiconductor surface could affect its electrical properties specifically the p-type layer that affects directly the depletion region of the semiconductor reducing the neutron detector efficiency count. Three boron depositions with different thickness were performed in the photodiode (S3590-09) surface by pulsed laser deposition and the photodiode was characterized, before and after the deposition process, using a radioactive americium source. Energy spectra were used to verify the electronic response of the photodiode, due to the fact that it is possible to relate it to the photopeak pulse height and resolution. Spectra from the photodiode without and with boron film deposition were compared and a standard photodiode (S3590-04) that had the electronic signal conserved was used as reference to the pulse height for electronics adjustments. The photopeak energy resolution for the photodiode without boron layer was 10.26%. For the photodiode with boron deposition at different thicknesses, the resolution was: 7.64 % (0.14 μm), 7.30 % (0.44 μm) and 6.80 % (0.63 μm). From these results it is possible to evaluate that there was not any degradation in the silicon photodiode.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24156

    THOMAZI, GABRIELA O.C. ; COSTA, ANDREA da; RODRIGUES, JAQUELINE P.; ALVES, GLAUCIE J. ; TURIBIO, THOMPSON de O. ; ROCHA, ANDRE M. ; AIRES, RAQUEL da S. ; JACOME, LARISSA B.S.; SEIBERT, CARLA S.; SPENCER, PATRICK J. ; GALISTEO JUNIOR, ANDRES J.; ANDRADE JUNIOR, HEITOR F. de. Previous 60-CO radiation from Paratrygon aiereba mucus induces the production of highly responsive antibodies and a better immune response in mice. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Wounds from stinging freshwater stingrays are painful, difficult to heal and cause extensive necrosis and systemic phenomena. The treatment is symptomatic, of low efficiency and there is no therapy, which causes more suffering to the injured. This study aimed to evaluate the immune response induced by the native or irradiated by 60-Co gamma from Paratrygon aiereba mucus. IPEN’s Committee on Ethics in the Use of Animals (n.º126/2013) and lanes captured under license from the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (n.º6781-1/2014) approved this research. For the assays, sera from Swiss mice previously immunized against native or irradiated mucus were used. The proliferation of splenic B cells in response to mucus was evaluated by the In Vitro Induced Antibody Production method and serum and splenic cytokines were also quantified. Our data demonstrate that the irradiated mucus of P. aiereba induces greater production of antibodies and more immunological memory in the mice. Spleen cells from animals immunized against irradiated mucus produced IFN-γ, TNF-α and IL-10, and serum TNF-α (immunized group against irradiated mucus) and IL-6 and IL-17 (immunized group against native mucus). The results corroborate the use of ionizing radiation, with production of highly responsive antibodies and better immune response, besides proving that Paratrygon aiereba mucus is capable of stimulating cellular and humoral adaptive immune response, contributing to the continuity of associated investigations.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24155

    PEREIRA, KAROLINE P.; MARTINS, ELAINE A.J. ; COTRIM, MARYCEL E.B. ; PIRES, MARIA A.F. . Evaluation of PAHs in groundwater and surface waters at multipurpose reactor installation area. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: Brazil has four research reactors in operation, all old and low power. The IEA-R1 reactor of IPEN/CNEN-SP has only limited radioisotope production capacity, materials irradiation, and neutron beam utilization. This reactor has been operating for fifty-nine years and has prospects of operation for a maximum period of ten years. It is necessary to implement a new reactor, which will support nuclear activities, and the national strategic objectives related to technological development in the areas of energy and defense; scientific and technological development; training of human resources and the growing production of radioisotopes for medical application. The Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor (RMB) will be a nuclear reactor for research and will be built in the state of São Paulo, in the municipality of Iperó. Its construction may involve the release of effluents into the environment. With monitoring before, during and after construction, it will be possible to verify if the construction itself will harm the environment. Several organics compounds are released daily in water bodies collaborating for environmental imbalance. Many of them have carcinogenic and mutagenic properties, receiving more attention by the scientific community. Most of the organic compounds are not included in environmental legislation and many of them present high toxicity, especially those classified as endocrine disrupters, as some Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Only seven of the thirteen PAHs studied in this project are contemplated in Brazilian legislation, and just one is contained in international legislation. The PAHs studied in this work present, considered hazardous chemical compounds due to their toxicity, persistence in the environment, their bioaccumulative potential and their tendency to biomagnify. For the determination of the PAHs, the samples were concentrated by solid phase extraction (SPE) followed by quantification by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). It was possible verify values of some PAHs below threshold limit 0.05 μg L-1 in the water bodies that cross the RMB area.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24154

    TORRECILHA, JEFFERSON K. ; SILVA, PAULO S.C. . Bentonite maturation with “Águas de Lindóia” water (SP). In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: This study aims to characterize the artificial peloid obtained by maturing bentonite with Águas de Lindóia water for periods of three, six and nine months. The pH, moisture, organic matter content, loss on ignition and swelling power of matured and non-matured samples were measured for physicochemical characterization. The elemental concentration was determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Results showed that water adsorption capacity, organic matter and swelling power is related to the maturation time and no significant differences occurs in the elemental concentration except for Na.

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  • IPEN-DOC 24153

    CAMPOS, A.M.; BARBEZAN, A.B.; VILLAVICENCIO, A.L.C.H. . Information on the presence of 2- Alkylcyclobutanones in animal feed after ionizing radiation treatment. In: INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ATLANTIC CONFERENCE, October 22-27, 2017, Belo Horizonte, MG. Proceedings... Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear, 2017.

    Abstract: In agribusiness, it is related to the development of the activities of creation, production and commercialization of pets in the Pet segment. This market grew 7.6% between 2014/2015, generated R$ 18 million in Brazil and 67.3% of this value refers to products for animal feed, commonly called pet food. In animal feed, the raw materials are chosen according to the method (s) of processing (s) in which the product is submitted, its stability in the process and its nutritional source during the validity of the product. In food preservation, the irradiation process is a treatment that seeks to reduce the microbial load of foods, however, it can also alter the composition of the present ingredients and form radiolytic products in the formulation that are still under study. In products containing the presence of fat, the main concern is 2-Alkylciclobutanones (2-ACBs), which are radiolytic products formed exclusively post-processing with ionizing radiation. The formation of 2-ACBs is directly related to the lipid concentration and the dose of irradiation. The objective of this work is to describe the possible radiolytic by-products formed in canine rations containing extruded fat after irradiation and to determine if the formation of 2-ACBs depends on the increase of the radiation dose and, as a consequence, verify their cytotoxicity and genotoxicity.

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A pesquisa no RD utiliza os recursos de busca da maioria das bases de dados. No entanto algumas dicas podem auxiliar para obter um resultado mais pertinente.

É possível efetuar a busca de um autor ou um termo em todo o RD, por meio do Buscar no Repositório , isto é, o termo solicitado será localizado em qualquer campo do RD. No entanto esse tipo de pesquisa não é recomendada a não ser que se deseje um resultado amplo e generalizado.

A pesquisa apresentará melhor resultado selecionando um dos filtros disponíveis em Navegar

Os filtros disponíveis em Navegar tais como: Coleções, Ano de publicação, Títulos, Assuntos, Autores, Revista, Tipo de publicação são autoexplicativos. O filtro, Autores IPEN apresenta uma relação com os autores vinculados ao IPEN; o ID Autor IPEN diz respeito ao número único de identificação de cada autor constante no RD e sob o qual estão agrupados todos os seus trabalhos independente das variáveis do seu nome; Tipo de acesso diz respeito à acessibilidade do documento, isto é , sujeito as leis de direitos autorais, ID RT apresenta a relação dos relatórios técnicos, restritos para consulta das comunidades indicadas.

A opção Busca avançada utiliza os conectores da lógica boleana, é o melhor recurso para combinar chaves de busca e obter documentos relevantes à sua pesquisa, utilize os filtros apresentados na caixa de seleção para refinar o resultado de busca. Pode-se adicionar vários filtros a uma mesma busca.

Exemplo:

Buscar os artigos apresentados em um evento internacional de 2015, sobre loss of coolant, do autor Maprelian.

Autor: Maprelian

Título: loss of coolant

Tipo de publicação: Texto completo de evento

Ano de publicação: 2015

Para indexação dos documentos é utilizado o Thesaurus do INIS, especializado na área nuclear e utilizado em todos os países membros da International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA , por esse motivo, utilize os termos de busca de assunto em inglês; isto não exclui a busca livre por palavras, apenas o resultado pode não ser tão relevante ou pertinente.

95% do RD apresenta o texto completo do documento com livre acesso, para aqueles que apresentam o significa que e o documento está sujeito as leis de direitos autorais, solicita-se nesses casos contatar a Biblioteca do IPEN, bibl@ipen.br .

Ao efetuar a busca por um autor o RD apresentará uma relação de todos os trabalhos depositados no RD. No lado direito da tela são apresentados os coautores com o número de trabalhos produzidos em conjunto bem como os assuntos abordados e os respectivos anos de publicação agrupados.

O RD disponibiliza um quadro estatístico de produtividade, onde é possível visualizar o número dos trabalhos agrupados por tipo de coleção, a medida que estão sendo depositados no RD.

Na página inicial nas referências são sinalizados todos os autores IPEN, ao clicar nesse símbolo será aberta uma nova página correspondente à aquele autor – trata-se da página do pesquisador.

Na página do pesquisador, é possível verificar, as variações do nome, a relação de todos os trabalhos com texto completo bem como um quadro resumo numérico; há links para o Currículo Lattes e o Google Acadêmico ( quando esse for informado).

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O gerenciamento do Repositório está a cargo da Biblioteca do IPEN. Constam neste RI, até o presente momento 20.950 itens que tanto podem ser artigos de periódicos ou de eventos nacionais e internacionais, dissertações e teses, livros, capítulo de livros e relatórios técnicos. Para participar do RI-IPEN é necessário que pelo menos um dos autores tenha vínculo acadêmico ou funcional com o Instituto. Nesta primeira etapa de funcionamento do RI, a coleta das publicações é realizada periodicamente pela equipe da Biblioteca do IPEN, extraindo os dados das bases internacionais tais como a Web of Science, Scopus, INIS, SciElo além de verificar o Currículo Lattes. O RI-IPEN apresenta também um aspecto inovador no seu funcionamento. Por meio de metadados específicos ele está vinculado ao sistema de gerenciamento das atividades do Plano Diretor anual do IPEN (SIGEPI). Com o objetivo de fornecer dados numéricos para a elaboração dos indicadores da Produção Cientifica Institucional, disponibiliza uma tabela estatística registrando em tempo real a inserção de novos itens. Foi criado um metadado que contém um número único para cada integrante da comunidade científica do IPEN. Esse metadado se transformou em um filtro que ao ser acionado apresenta todos os trabalhos de um determinado autor independente das variáveis na forma de citação do seu nome.

A elaboração do projeto do RI do IPEN foi iniciado em novembro de 2013, colocado em operação interna em julho de 2014 e disponibilizado na Internet em junho de 2015. Utiliza o software livre Dspace, desenvolvido pelo Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Para descrição dos metadados adota o padrão Dublin Core. É compatível com o Protocolo de Arquivos Abertos (OAI) permitindo interoperabilidade com repositórios de âmbito nacional e internacional.

Repositórios Digitais Institucionais: a experiência

do Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares

(IPEN)

Mery P. Zamudio Igami

Biblioteca Terezine Arantes Ferraz

1 Repositórios Digitais Institucionais – RDI

A tecnologia da informação modificou significativamente todas as atividades rotineiras da sociedade. O surgimento das redes de comunicação transformou o ambiente onde elas atuam mudando o conceito de espaço e tempo no âmbito da comunicação e informação pela instantaneidade da transmissão de dados.

Na área de comunicação científica não foi diferente. Toda a cadeia de produção, disseminação, publicação e armazenamento de documentos científicos experimentou uma grande transformação, impactando de forma positiva a produção e consumo da informação científica na área acadêmica. O surgimento da internet e da WWW, na década de 80, aceleraram as mudanças na forma de comunicar e disseminar os trabalhos acadêmicos que passaram do suporte exclusivamente em papel para o suporte digital.

Na mesma época houve uma significativa crise mundial devido aos altos preços praticados pelas editoras no processo de assinatura das publicações periódicas, tornando inviável a sustentação das coleções pelas bibliotecas e afetando diretamente a consulta pelos usuários. Como reação da própria comunidade científica surgiu então o movimento de livre acesso à informação científica, mais conhecido por Open Access Iniciative (KURAMOTO, 2012).

Esse movimento defende a disponibilização na internet da literatura acadêmica e científica permitindo que seja lida, descarregada, distribuída, impressa e pesquisada livremente.

É importante o registro histórico desse movimento não somente porque está diretamente relacionado à criação dos RDIs, mas também porque ele possibilitou várias mudanças estruturais no fluxo da comunicação científica. Os editores perderam a exclusividade de distribuição (comercialização) da pesquisa científica, uma vez que na era digital é possível que isso seja realizado de forma descentralizada e por iniciativa de cada autor.

1.1 O movimento do Open Access Iniciative - OAI

A partir de 1999, os movimentos em favor do acesso livre à literatura científica, principalmente à literatura produzida sob financiamento público, consolidaram-se.

A comunidade acadêmica envolvida nesses movimentos corroborou o seu apoio por meio de declarações formais, dentro das quais se destaca a Declaração de Budapest – BOAI –1 em 2002, onde foram emitidos os conceitos básicos do OAI, e a Declaração de Berlim2 em 2003, onde se destacou a natureza institucional dos repositórios digitais de livre acesso como um espaço organizado baseado em regras de utilização que conferem credibilidade aos materiais publicados e em políticas de arquivamento a longo prazo.

O movimento Open Archives Iniciative desenvolveu padrões de interoperabilidade buscando facilitar a comunicação eficiente de conteúdo. Foram também estabelecidas duas modalidades para viabilizar a disponibilidade dos conteúdos: a via verde que diz respeito ao autodepósito nos RDs e a via dourada que inclui as revistas que publicam os artigos com livre acesso.

O primeiro repositório digital (ArXiv.org )3 foi instalado no laboratório de física, em Los Álamos, EU, coordenado pelo físico Paul Ginsparg (1996), motivado pela insatisfação com os rumos na política de aquisição das publicações científicas e a crescente inviabilidade das bibliotecas americanas de manter as coleções atualizadas. Daquela época para a atual aconteceram inúmeras mudanças positivas nos modelos de funcionamento dos repositórios promovidas pela evolução da TI.

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1 Budapest Open Access Iniciative - http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org

2 Open Access - http://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration

3 General Information about Arxiv - http://arxiv.org

Não existe um modelo único para a criação dos RDIs; cada instituição define a política de depósito adequada ao contexto da sua comunidade. O importante é que essa comunidade valide e utilize a plataforma tornando-a uma vitrine da sua produção científica.

No país, o movimento de Acesso Aberto e construção de Repositórios Digitais Institucionais tiveram um grande incentivo e apoio técnico do Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia – (IBICT) (INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA, 2009). De acordo com o Diretório internacional de RDIs – o DOAR4, até o momento, há no país 153 repositórios digitais em funcionamento, dos quais a maioria é mantida pelas instituições onde a comunidade produz os trabalhos científicos. Desses RDIs, 74% utilizam o software Dspace5.

1.2 O Projeto de Lei sobre os Repositórios Digitais

Em 2007, foi apresentado o Projeto de Lei no senado PL1120/2007 (BRASIL, 2007), que torna obrigatório nas universidades e institutos de pesquisa o desenvolvimento e implantação de RDIs nas instituições de origem, bem como torna obrigatório o autodepósito da produção científica por parte dos seus pesquisadores. Além disso, o Projeto de Lei determina a formação de uma comissão de alto nível para discutir, propor e estabelecer uma política de livre acesso à informação científica. Além de simplesmente criar mecanismos de disseminação da informação científica, o Projeto propõe a criação de uma comissão para discutir políticas e estabelecer diretrizes a serem adotadas em nível nacional pelas instituições que produzem informação científica.

1.3 O que são os RDIs?

Os RDIs constituem atualmente um avanço na gestão do conhecimento intelectual. Podem receber diversas denominações tais como equipamentos institucionais, observatórios digitais, instrumentos ou ferramentas de gestão de conhecimento e outras.

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4 The Directory of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR - http://www.opendoar.org

5 Software livre para construção de Repositorios Institucionais Digitais (Dspace) - http://www.ibict.br/pesquisa-desenvolvimento-tecnologico-e-inovacao/Sistema-para-Construcao-de-Repositorios-Institucionais-Digitais

Um dos aspectos mais importantes dos RDIs é que eles estão inseridos na política institucional de gestão do conhecimento e são essencialmente instrumentos gerenciais de onde se obtém indicadores para auxiliar na gestão da política científica das instituições de pesquisa.

Sob a ótica documentária um RDI constitui um serviço de informação científica em ambiente digital, interoperável e de acesso aberto, dedicado ao gerenciamento da produção científica de uma instituição. Contempla a reunião, armazenamento, organização, preservação, recuperação e, sobretudo, a ampla disseminação e visibilidade da informação científica produzida na instituição.

1.3.1 O que caracteriza um repositório digital?

a) a organização, armazenamento, acesso e distribuição de documentos digitais;

b) a utilização de padrões abertos acessibilidade;

c) as funcionalidades que o software selecionado permite;

d) a utilização de metadados com padrão internacional – interoperabilidade;

e) o arquivo digital anexado;

f) o acesso de buscadores para elaboração de rankings internacionais - visibilidade;

g) o autodepósito dos trabalhos;

h) a monitoração, controle e elaboração de indicadores.

2 O RDI do IPEN

O prestígio de uma instituição de pesquisa está fortemente vinculado aos resultados dos elementos intangíveis, por exemplo, qualidade no ensino da pós-graduação, e tangíveis como os resultados da pesquisa, entre eles a Produção científica. Tradicionalmente, o IPEN, por meio da sua unidade de informação, mantém a sua produção científica organizada e atualizada desde sua criação em 1956. No entanto, devido ao avanço da tecnologia da informação, tornou-se necessário atualizar a plataforma gerenciadora dessa informação já armazenada, com a consequente modernização no processo de gestão do capital intelectual.

No decorrer de 2013, seguindo outras instituições no país, como por exemplo, a Universidade de São Paulo, a Universidade Estadual Paulista e a Universidade Estadual de Campinas, a Direção do IPEN decidiu criar o seu repositório, uma vez que a matéria prima para concretizar esta ação já se encontrava disponível e organizada de tal forma que se garantiria a sustentabilidade do RDI.

A política de gestão da produção científica é uma prática rotineira no IPEN. Diferentemente da maioria dos repositórios em funcionamento, o RDI do IPEN já nasce com um volume significativo de matéria-prima digital organizada, com políticas definidas de auto arquivamento e de preservação da produção científica.

Porém, o fator determinante de sucesso foi o modelo de indexação e organização dos documentos adotado pela biblioteca desde o início em 1976, quando ainda se constituía em uma base de dados referencial. Este fato facilitou o processo de migração e compatibilização dos metadados para o novo padrão internacional adotado, o Dublin Core, garantindo interoperabilidade com outros repositórios digitais, uma das principais características dos RDIs.

Em novembro de 2013, foram iniciados os trabalhos de construção do RDI do IPEN. Inicialmente foram programadas visitas do grupo de informática e da biblioteca a instituições com experiências bem-sucedidas, como, por exemplo, o Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais – (INPE) em São José dos Campos e a Universidade de São Paulo- USP, com o objetivo de conhecer melhor o projeto de RDIs dessas instituições e selecionar o modelo mais adequado à realidade do IPEN.

As visitas técnicas embasaram a decisão de selecionar o software Dspace para confecção do repositório do IPEN. O Dspace é um software livre especializado no gerenciamento de repositórios resultante de um projeto colaborativo da MIT Libraries e da Hewlett-Packard Company, amplamente utilizado no mundo. No Brasil, graças ao incentivo do IBICT em Brasília, o DSpace é utilizado por 75% das instituições que possuem repositórios.

2.1 O processo de migração

Em dezembro de 2013, foi iniciado o processo de criação do novo repositório do IPEN, após um estudo preliminar do software e contratação de uma empresa para a capacitação das equipes da biblioteca e da informática.

Nos meses seguintes foram efetuados os testes de implantação do Dspace, configuração, desenho da nova arquitetura do banco de dados, compatibilização e criação de novos metadados, desenvolvimento de funcionalidades.

Na época, a produção científica contabilizada era de 19.200 itens. A migração gradual desses itens iniciou-se em julho de 2014.

Internamente, além de todas as funções inerentes e habituais a um repositório, o diferencial do RDI do IPEN diz respeito à integração com os dados registrados no sistema de informação gerencial e planejamento do instituto, o SIGEPI. Trata-se da uma funcionalidade especial, desenvolvida em ambiente externo ao Dspace, porém acrescentada no momento do registro do documento no Dspace via metadado específico, de tal forma que cada trabalho registrado no RD se correlaciona, automaticamente com a atividade do Plano Diretor à qual o autor do IPEN está vinculado.

Para essa finalidade foi efetuado um exaustivo trabalho de identificação dos nomes completos dos autores do IPEN (lista de autoridades), com as suas respectivas variáveis na forma de citação e agrupamento dos trabalhos. Foi atribuído um número único de identificação para cada autor, o ID autor IPEN, formato semelhante ao Researcher ID utilizado pela base internacional Web of Science. Essa facilidade constituiu um filtro que ao ser acionado reúne e apresenta rapidamente todos os trabalhos de um determinado autor.

Ao RDI está vinculada também uma tabela estatística, atualizada on-line a cada registro introduzido. Essa funcionalidade destina-se à obtenção de dados para a elaboração de índices e quadros estatísticos a serem confeccionados fora do ambiente do Dspace para subsidiar os pesquisadores e os gestores do IPEN, com informações para a monitoração, administração e elaboração de indicadores científicos fornecidos para o Plano Diretor do IPEN, o relatório anual da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior( CAPES) e outros, bem como para cumprir as exigências dos órgãos financiadores de pesquisa.

O modelo adotado para a coleta dos trabalhos também difere de outros. Nesta primeira etapa foi considerado mais conveniente o serviço de informação (biblioteca) responsabilizar-se pela coleta, depósito e complementação dos dados, utilizando as fontes de informação nacionais e internacionais. Assim, a unidade de informação realiza periodicamente a verificação dos trabalhos publicados pelos pesquisadores nas bases Web of Science, Scopus, Scielo, INIS e Currículo Lattes. Após a eliminação das duplicatas e localização dos documentos na íntegra efetua-se o depósito no RDI.

Trata-se de um modelo de depósito que esta sendo testado, há vantagens e desvantagens. A principal vantagem diz respeito à economia de tempo do pesquisador uma vez que se elimina a obrigatoriedade do autodeposito, tornando, porém, imprescindível por parte do pesquisador à atualização do seu Currículo Lattes. A maior desvantagem foi absorvida pela Biblioteca, qual seja a coleta periódica dos documentos publicados bem como a localização e obtenção da evidência dos mesmos.

Importante registrar que a construção do RD foi uma iniciativa muito nova na instituição, que demandou um trabalho detalhado, cuidadoso e gradual das equipes de desenvolvimento de sistemas e da biblioteca, dado a pouca familiaridade com a nova plataforma. Alia-se a esse fato a opção de utilizar um software livre, onde certas funcionalidades ainda não foram desenvolvidas.

Em setembro de 2014, após oito meses de trabalho, as equipes conseguiram migrar 23%, das coleções, foi uma tarefa que demandou ajustes, adequações, testes e decisões internas, dado o grande nível de detalhamento dos dados, motivo de comemoração das equipes, após cada etapa finalizada e bem sucedida. Contamos também com a assessoria de uma empresa especializada no assunto, a qual guiou a equipe da informática em cada funcionalidade desenvolvida. Nesse ritmo de trabalho, foi possível completar o processo de migração em fevereiro de 2015. Finalmente, em junho desse mesmo ano, o RDI foi disponibilizado na Internet.

2.2 Desempenho do RDI em 2015

Atualmente o novo RDI:

- dispõe de uma identidade própria e permanente, (ex: http://repositorio.ipen.br );

- utiliza as estatísticas de uso do Google Analytics;

- é reconhecido pelo Google Scholar e outras máquinas de busca da Internet;

- participa dos rankings internacionais de repositórios institucionais (Ex: Webometrics);

- tem registro nos Diretórios Internacionais de RIs (Ex. DOAR);

- interopera com sistemas congêneres.

Conforme foi mencionado, a criação do RDI e a migração dos dados constitui a primeira etapa dentro de um projeto maior, qual seja institucionalizar e operacionalizar a gestão da produção científica do IPEN. Após o processo se consolidar em entrar em rotina de funcionamento, as próximas etapas a serem desenvolvidas pelas equipes, dizem respeito à:

- automação da coleta dos documentos;

- otimização das ferramentas de busca;

- obtenção de relatórios estatísticos customizados;

- otimização do lay-out do RDI;

- acréscimo de novas coleções;

- desenvolvimento de novas funcionalidades.

A pesquisa no RDI é muito simples e segue os padrões da maioria das bases de dados. É possível pesquisar por autor, título, assunto, ID de autor IPEN, ano de publicação, combinar palavras- chave de busca e assim por diante. Apresenta também uma tabela estatística funcionando em tempo real, distribuída por nível monográfico; isso permite que a direção e o corpo técnico científico acompanhe a evolução quantitativa dos documentos depositados no RDI.

Uma das últimas funcionalidades acrescentadas ao RD, diz respeito à sinalização dos autores do IPEN. Ao clicar no símbolo do autor é possível acessar a página do pesquisador, onde se apresentam os seguintes dados: as variáveis do nome, uma tabela com todos os trabalhos constantes no RDI , bem como um quadro resumo numérico. Dessa forma o autor pode visualizar, acessar e monitorar à sua produção científica com o texto completo de forma rápida e simples . O quadro resumo se configura ainda como uma linha do tempo para o autor.

Por se constituir em um equipamento totalmente apoiado na tecnologia da informação, o RDI é um recurso institucional dinâmico sujeito a constantes atualizações e melhorias, o qual deve garantir a confiabilidade dos dados providos bem como assegurar a sua sustentabilidade.

3 Referências bibliográficas

BRASIL. Projeto de Lei do Senado 1120/2007 Dispõe sobre o processo de disseminação da produção técnico-científica pelas instituições de ensino superior no Brasil e dá outras providências. Diário oficial da Republica Federativa , Brasília, DF, Disponível em: http://www.camara.gov.br/sileg/integras/461698.pdf Acesso em: set. 2014.

INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE INFORMAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA - IBICT Repositórios digitais. Site institucional. Brasília: 2009. Disponível em: http://www.ibict.br/informacao-para-ciencia-tecnologia-e-inovacao%20/repositorios-digitais Acesso em set. 2014.

KURAMOTO, H. Acesso livre: como tudo começou. Brasília, 2012. Blog. Disponível em: http://kuramoto.blog.br/2012/02/27/acesso-livre-como-tudo-comecou Acesso em: set. 2014.

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