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Title: Oxalate Mass Balance During Chemical Cleaning in Tank 5F

Abstract

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is preparing Tank 5F for closure. The first step in preparing the tank for closure is mechanical sludge removal. Following mechanical sludge removal, SRS performed chemical cleaning with oxalic acid to remove the sludge heel. Personnel are currently assessing the effectiveness of the chemical cleaning to determine whether the tank is ready for closure. SRS personnel collected liquid samples during chemical cleaning and submitted them to Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) for analysis. Following chemical cleaning, they collected a solid sample (also known as 'process sample') and submitted it to SRNL for analysis. The authors analyzed these samples to assess the effectiveness of the chemical cleaning process. Analysis of the anions showed the measured oxalate removed from Tank 5F to be approximately 50% of the amount added in the oxalic acid. To close the oxalate mass balance, the author collected solid samples, leached them with nitric acid, and measured the concentration of cations and anions in the leachate.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1021332
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2011-00402
TRN: US1103962
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ANIONS; CATIONS; CLEANING; CLOSURES; MASS BALANCE; NITRIC ACID; OXALATES; OXALIC ACID; PERSONNEL; REMOVAL; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SLUDGES; TANKS

Citation Formats

Poirier, M., and Fink, S.. Oxalate Mass Balance During Chemical Cleaning in Tank 5F. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1021332.
Poirier, M., & Fink, S.. Oxalate Mass Balance During Chemical Cleaning in Tank 5F. United States. doi:10.2172/1021332.
Poirier, M., and Fink, S.. Fri . "Oxalate Mass Balance During Chemical Cleaning in Tank 5F". United States. doi:10.2172/1021332. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1021332.
@article{osti_1021332,
title = {Oxalate Mass Balance During Chemical Cleaning in Tank 5F},
author = {Poirier, M. and Fink, S.},
abstractNote = {The Savannah River Site (SRS) is preparing Tank 5F for closure. The first step in preparing the tank for closure is mechanical sludge removal. Following mechanical sludge removal, SRS performed chemical cleaning with oxalic acid to remove the sludge heel. Personnel are currently assessing the effectiveness of the chemical cleaning to determine whether the tank is ready for closure. SRS personnel collected liquid samples during chemical cleaning and submitted them to Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) for analysis. Following chemical cleaning, they collected a solid sample (also known as 'process sample') and submitted it to SRNL for analysis. The authors analyzed these samples to assess the effectiveness of the chemical cleaning process. Analysis of the anions showed the measured oxalate removed from Tank 5F to be approximately 50% of the amount added in the oxalic acid. To close the oxalate mass balance, the author collected solid samples, leached them with nitric acid, and measured the concentration of cations and anions in the leachate.},
doi = {10.2172/1021332},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}

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