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Title: Material Compatibility Evaluation for DWPF Nitric-Glycolic Acid - Literature Review

Abstract

Glycolic acid is being evaluated as an alternative for formic and nitric acid in the DWPF flowsheet. Demonstration testing and modeling for this new flowsheet has shown that glycolic acid and glycolate has a potential to remain in certain streams generated during the production of the nuclear waste glass. A literature review was conducted to assess the impact of glycolic acid on the corrosion of the materials of construction for the DWPF facility as well as facilities downstream which may have residual glycolic acid and glycolates present. The literature data was limited to solutions containing principally glycolic acid. The reported corrosion rates and degradation characteristics have shown the following for the materials of construction.

Authors:
 [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). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
1411192
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2013-00281
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DWPF; corrosion; metals; polymers

Citation Formats

Mickalonis, J. I., and Skidmore, T. E. Material Compatibility Evaluation for DWPF Nitric-Glycolic Acid - Literature Review. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1411192.
Mickalonis, J. I., & Skidmore, T. E. Material Compatibility Evaluation for DWPF Nitric-Glycolic Acid - Literature Review. United States. doi:10.2172/1411192.
Mickalonis, J. I., and Skidmore, T. E. Wed . "Material Compatibility Evaluation for DWPF Nitric-Glycolic Acid - Literature Review". United States. doi:10.2172/1411192. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1411192.
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author = {Mickalonis, J. I. and Skidmore, T. E.},
abstractNote = {Glycolic acid is being evaluated as an alternative for formic and nitric acid in the DWPF flowsheet. Demonstration testing and modeling for this new flowsheet has shown that glycolic acid and glycolate has a potential to remain in certain streams generated during the production of the nuclear waste glass. A literature review was conducted to assess the impact of glycolic acid on the corrosion of the materials of construction for the DWPF facility as well as facilities downstream which may have residual glycolic acid and glycolates present. The literature data was limited to solutions containing principally glycolic acid. The reported corrosion rates and degradation characteristics have shown the following for the materials of construction.},
doi = {10.2172/1411192},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}

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