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Title: Evaluation of the Hanford 200 West Groundwater Treatment System: Fluidized Bed Bioreactor

Abstract

A fluidized bed reactor (FBR) in the 200W water treatment facility at Hanford is removing nitrate from groundwater as part of the overall pump-treat-reinject process. Control of the FBR bed solids has proven challenging, impacting equipment, increasing operations and maintenance (O&M), and limiting the throughput of the facility. In response to the operational challenges, the Department of Energy Richland Office (DOE-RL) commissioned a technical assistance team to facilitate a system engineering evaluation and provide focused support recommendations to the Hanford Team. The DOE Environmental Management (EM) technical assistance process is structured to identify and triage technologies and strategies that address the target problem(s). The process encourages brainstorming and dialog and allows rapid identification and prioritization of possible options. Recognizing that continuous operation of a large-scale FBR is complex, requiring careful attention to system monitoring data and changing conditions, the technical assistance process focused on explicit identification of the available control parameters (“knobs”), how these parameters interact and impact the FBR system, and how these can be adjusted under different scenarios to achieve operational goals. The technical assistance triage process was performed in collaboration with the Hanford team.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
1358351
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2017-0163
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Looney, Brian B., Jackson, Dennis G., Dickson, John O., and Eddy-Dilek, Carol A.. Evaluation of the Hanford 200 West Groundwater Treatment System: Fluidized Bed Bioreactor. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1358351.
Looney, Brian B., Jackson, Dennis G., Dickson, John O., & Eddy-Dilek, Carol A.. Evaluation of the Hanford 200 West Groundwater Treatment System: Fluidized Bed Bioreactor. United States. doi:10.2172/1358351.
Looney, Brian B., Jackson, Dennis G., Dickson, John O., and Eddy-Dilek, Carol A.. Fri . "Evaluation of the Hanford 200 West Groundwater Treatment System: Fluidized Bed Bioreactor". United States. doi:10.2172/1358351. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358351.
@article{osti_1358351,
title = {Evaluation of the Hanford 200 West Groundwater Treatment System: Fluidized Bed Bioreactor},
author = {Looney, Brian B. and Jackson, Dennis G. and Dickson, John O. and Eddy-Dilek, Carol A.},
abstractNote = {A fluidized bed reactor (FBR) in the 200W water treatment facility at Hanford is removing nitrate from groundwater as part of the overall pump-treat-reinject process. Control of the FBR bed solids has proven challenging, impacting equipment, increasing operations and maintenance (O&M), and limiting the throughput of the facility. In response to the operational challenges, the Department of Energy Richland Office (DOE-RL) commissioned a technical assistance team to facilitate a system engineering evaluation and provide focused support recommendations to the Hanford Team. The DOE Environmental Management (EM) technical assistance process is structured to identify and triage technologies and strategies that address the target problem(s). The process encourages brainstorming and dialog and allows rapid identification and prioritization of possible options. Recognizing that continuous operation of a large-scale FBR is complex, requiring careful attention to system monitoring data and changing conditions, the technical assistance process focused on explicit identification of the available control parameters (“knobs”), how these parameters interact and impact the FBR system, and how these can be adjusted under different scenarios to achieve operational goals. The technical assistance triage process was performed in collaboration with the Hanford team.},
doi = {10.2172/1358351},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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