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Title: Receipt and processing of RBOF/RRF liquid waste in H-Tank Farm

Abstract

The Receiving Basin for Off-Site Fuels/Resin Regeneration Facility (RBOF/RRF) currently generates approximately 50,000 gallons of wastewater per month. This waste is sent to the 211-H General Purpose (GP) evaporator and/or the 241-H Tank Farm (HTF). The primary criteria for selecting the destination of the waste are solids content and radioactively.The waste is typically sent to the GP evaporator if it has low solids content and low activity. Currently, approximately 70% of the waste water produced at RBOF/RRF meets the criteria for acceptance by the GP evaporator. In June 1993, High Level Waste Engineering opened a Technical Issue (TI) related to processing of RBOF/RRF directly through the 1H Cesium Removal Column (CRC) to the F/H Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF). In March 1994, additional emphasis was placed on this effort after it was determined that the 1H evaporator had a failed tube bundle. As a result, The TI was expanded to include evaluations of methods to increase the acceptance rate of wastewater at the GP (i.e., to ensure that the 70% of RBOF/RRF wastewater that currently meets the GP acceptance criteria is actually processed at the GP). Since March 1994, waste receipts from RBOF/RRF have averaged less than the 30,000 gallons/month allottedmore » in the HLW System Plan. In addition, the RBOF/RRF waste sent to HTF has successfully been processed through the 2H evaporator. Based on this progress, no additional effort should be expended to reduce the amount of RBOF/RRF sent to HTF, either by increasing the criteria for acceptance of RBOF/RRF waste at the GP evaporator or by evaluating alternate treatment options (such as processing through the 1H CRC or installing treatment equipment in the RBOF/RRF).« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10104090
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-94-0520
ON: DE95003894;; TRN: AHC29502%%30
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Oct 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER TREATMENT PLANTS; STORAGE FACILITIES; LIQUID WASTES; EFFICIENCY; CAPACITY; EVAPORATION; ACTIVITY LEVELS; FUEL STORAGE POOLS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; FLOWSHEETS; 052001; 052002; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE

Citation Formats

Marra, J E. Receipt and processing of RBOF/RRF liquid waste in H-Tank Farm. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10104090.
Marra, J E. Receipt and processing of RBOF/RRF liquid waste in H-Tank Farm. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10104090
Marra, J E. Mon . "Receipt and processing of RBOF/RRF liquid waste in H-Tank Farm". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10104090. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10104090.
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title = {Receipt and processing of RBOF/RRF liquid waste in H-Tank Farm},
author = {Marra, J E},
abstractNote = {The Receiving Basin for Off-Site Fuels/Resin Regeneration Facility (RBOF/RRF) currently generates approximately 50,000 gallons of wastewater per month. This waste is sent to the 211-H General Purpose (GP) evaporator and/or the 241-H Tank Farm (HTF). The primary criteria for selecting the destination of the waste are solids content and radioactively.The waste is typically sent to the GP evaporator if it has low solids content and low activity. Currently, approximately 70% of the waste water produced at RBOF/RRF meets the criteria for acceptance by the GP evaporator. In June 1993, High Level Waste Engineering opened a Technical Issue (TI) related to processing of RBOF/RRF directly through the 1H Cesium Removal Column (CRC) to the F/H Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF). In March 1994, additional emphasis was placed on this effort after it was determined that the 1H evaporator had a failed tube bundle. As a result, The TI was expanded to include evaluations of methods to increase the acceptance rate of wastewater at the GP (i.e., to ensure that the 70% of RBOF/RRF wastewater that currently meets the GP acceptance criteria is actually processed at the GP). Since March 1994, waste receipts from RBOF/RRF have averaged less than the 30,000 gallons/month allotted in the HLW System Plan. In addition, the RBOF/RRF waste sent to HTF has successfully been processed through the 2H evaporator. Based on this progress, no additional effort should be expended to reduce the amount of RBOF/RRF sent to HTF, either by increasing the criteria for acceptance of RBOF/RRF waste at the GP evaporator or by evaluating alternate treatment options (such as processing through the 1H CRC or installing treatment equipment in the RBOF/RRF).},
doi = {10.2172/10104090},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10104090}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {10}
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