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Title: Standard High Solids Vessel Design De-inventory Simulant Qualification

Abstract

The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is working to develop a Standard High Solids Vessel Design (SHSVD) process vessel. To support testing of this new design, WTP engineering staff requested that a Newtonian simulant be developed that would represent the de-inventory (residual high-density tank solids cleanout) process. Its basis and target characteristics are defined in 24590-WTP-ES-ENG-16-021 and implemented through PNNL Test Plan TP-WTPSP-132 Rev. 1.0. This document describes the de-inventory Newtonian carrier fluid (DNCF) simulant composition that will satisfy the basis requirement to mimic the density (1.18 g/mL ± 0.1 g/mL) and viscosity (2.8 cP ± 0.5 cP) of 5 M NaOH at 25 °C.1 The simulant viscosity changes significantly with temperature. Therefore, various solution compositions may be required, dependent on the test stand process temperature range, to meet these requirements. Table ES.1 provides DNCF compositions at selected temperatures that will meet the density and viscosity specifications as well as the temperature range at which the solution will meet the acceptable viscosity tolerance.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1399182
Report Number(s):
PNNL-26809,Rev0; WTP-RPT-247,Rev 0
830403000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Fiskum, Sandra K., Burns, Carolyn A.M., Gauglitz, Phillip A., Linn, Diana T., Peterson, Reid A., and Smoot, Margaret R. Standard High Solids Vessel Design De-inventory Simulant Qualification. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399182.
Fiskum, Sandra K., Burns, Carolyn A.M., Gauglitz, Phillip A., Linn, Diana T., Peterson, Reid A., & Smoot, Margaret R. Standard High Solids Vessel Design De-inventory Simulant Qualification. United States. doi:10.2172/1399182.
Fiskum, Sandra K., Burns, Carolyn A.M., Gauglitz, Phillip A., Linn, Diana T., Peterson, Reid A., and Smoot, Margaret R. Tue . "Standard High Solids Vessel Design De-inventory Simulant Qualification". United States. doi:10.2172/1399182. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399182.
@article{osti_1399182,
title = {Standard High Solids Vessel Design De-inventory Simulant Qualification},
author = {Fiskum, Sandra K. and Burns, Carolyn A.M. and Gauglitz, Phillip A. and Linn, Diana T. and Peterson, Reid A. and Smoot, Margaret R.},
abstractNote = {The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is working to develop a Standard High Solids Vessel Design (SHSVD) process vessel. To support testing of this new design, WTP engineering staff requested that a Newtonian simulant be developed that would represent the de-inventory (residual high-density tank solids cleanout) process. Its basis and target characteristics are defined in 24590-WTP-ES-ENG-16-021 and implemented through PNNL Test Plan TP-WTPSP-132 Rev. 1.0. This document describes the de-inventory Newtonian carrier fluid (DNCF) simulant composition that will satisfy the basis requirement to mimic the density (1.18 g/mL ± 0.1 g/mL) and viscosity (2.8 cP ± 0.5 cP) of 5 M NaOH at 25 °C.1 The simulant viscosity changes significantly with temperature. Therefore, various solution compositions may be required, dependent on the test stand process temperature range, to meet these requirements. Table ES.1 provides DNCF compositions at selected temperatures that will meet the density and viscosity specifications as well as the temperature range at which the solution will meet the acceptable viscosity tolerance.},
doi = {10.2172/1399182},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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