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Title: Two-step chemical decontamination technology

Abstract

An improved two-step chemical decontamination technique was recently developed at INEL. This memorandum documents the addition of this technology to the SRTC arsenal of decontamination technology. A two-step process using NAOH, KMnO{sub 4} followed by HNO{sub 3} was used for cleaning doorstops (small casks) in the SRTC High Level Caves in 1967. Subsequently, more aggressive chemical techniques have been found to be much more effective for our applications. No further work on two-step technology is planned.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10129005
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RP-92-998
ON: DE93007457
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; STAINLESS STEEL-304L; DECONTAMINATION; CLEANING; CONTAINERS; IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; NITRIC ACID; 052001; 220900; 400702; WASTE PROCESSING; REACTOR SAFETY; PROPERTIES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Rankin, W N. Two-step chemical decontamination technology. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/10129005.
Rankin, W N. Two-step chemical decontamination technology. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10129005
Rankin, W N. 1992. "Two-step chemical decontamination technology". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10129005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10129005.
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author = {Rankin, W N},
abstractNote = {An improved two-step chemical decontamination technique was recently developed at INEL. This memorandum documents the addition of this technology to the SRTC arsenal of decontamination technology. A two-step process using NAOH, KMnO{sub 4} followed by HNO{sub 3} was used for cleaning doorstops (small casks) in the SRTC High Level Caves in 1967. Subsequently, more aggressive chemical techniques have been found to be much more effective for our applications. No further work on two-step technology is planned.},
doi = {10.2172/10129005},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {8}
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