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Title: A brief review of major problems at Redox

Abstract

During the last few months the Redox plant has been plagued with an excessive number of problems which have resulted in its inability to meet forecasted production schedules in November 1953, January and February 1954. The following paragraphs are intended to indicate some of the problems faced at Redox and the steps that are being taken to remedy them. It should be emphasized that the plant has been operating far above original design capacity and this fact tends to aggravate some of the problems. For example, although steps have been taken to increase the throughput capacity of certain of the head-end steps and some of the columns, it is most possible to install a second centrifuge, oxidizer or D-12 waste evaporator in parallel so that when any of these -- one of a kind -- pieces of equipment is out of service the entire plant is unable to operate.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10109701
Report Number(s):
HW-31005
ON: DE92004552
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Mar 1954
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REDOX PROCESS; CONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; CONTROL; CONCENTRATORS; CORROSION; RUTHENIUM; SCRUBBERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; 050800; 052002; SPENT FUELS REPROCESSING; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE

Citation Formats

Maider, J E. A brief review of major problems at Redox. United States: N. p., 1954. Web. doi:10.2172/10109701.
Maider, J E. A brief review of major problems at Redox. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10109701
Maider, J E. Tue . "A brief review of major problems at Redox". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10109701. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10109701.
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abstractNote = {During the last few months the Redox plant has been plagued with an excessive number of problems which have resulted in its inability to meet forecasted production schedules in November 1953, January and February 1954. The following paragraphs are intended to indicate some of the problems faced at Redox and the steps that are being taken to remedy them. It should be emphasized that the plant has been operating far above original design capacity and this fact tends to aggravate some of the problems. For example, although steps have been taken to increase the throughput capacity of certain of the head-end steps and some of the columns, it is most possible to install a second centrifuge, oxidizer or D-12 waste evaporator in parallel so that when any of these -- one of a kind -- pieces of equipment is out of service the entire plant is unable to operate.},
doi = {10.2172/10109701},
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place = {United States},
year = {1954},
month = {3}
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