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Title: Actinide partitioning from actual Idaho chemical processing plant acidic tank waste using centrifugal contactors

Abstract

The TRUEX process is being evaluated at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for the separation of the actinides from acidic radioactive wastes stored at the ICPP. These efforts have culminated in a recent demonstration of the TRUEX process with actual tank waste. This demonstration was performed using 24 stages of 2-cm diameter centrifugal contactors installed in a shielded hot cell at the ICPP Remote Analytical Laboratory. An overall removal efficiency of 99.97% was obtained for the actinides. As a result, the activity of the actinides was reduced from 457 nCi/g in the feed to 0.12 nCi/g in the aqueous raffinate, which is well below the U.S. NRC Class A LLW requirement of 10 nCi/g for non-TRU waste. Iron was partially extracted by the TRUEX solvent, resulting in 23% of the Fe exiting in the strip product. Mercury was also extracted by the TRUEX solvent (76%) and stripped from the solvent in the 0.25 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} wash section.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
565348
Report Number(s):
INEL/CON-97-00705; CONF-971004-
ON: DE98050471; TRN: 98:002531
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: GLOBAL `97: international conference on future nuclear systems, Yokohama (Japan), 5-10 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; IDAHO CHEMICAL PROCESSING PLANT; TRUEX PROCESS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; TANKS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; ACTINIDES; REMEDIAL ACTION

Citation Formats

Law, J D, Brewer, K N, and Todd, T A. Actinide partitioning from actual Idaho chemical processing plant acidic tank waste using centrifugal contactors. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Law, J D, Brewer, K N, & Todd, T A. Actinide partitioning from actual Idaho chemical processing plant acidic tank waste using centrifugal contactors. United States.
Law, J D, Brewer, K N, and Todd, T A. Wed . "Actinide partitioning from actual Idaho chemical processing plant acidic tank waste using centrifugal contactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/565348.
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abstractNote = {The TRUEX process is being evaluated at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for the separation of the actinides from acidic radioactive wastes stored at the ICPP. These efforts have culminated in a recent demonstration of the TRUEX process with actual tank waste. This demonstration was performed using 24 stages of 2-cm diameter centrifugal contactors installed in a shielded hot cell at the ICPP Remote Analytical Laboratory. An overall removal efficiency of 99.97% was obtained for the actinides. As a result, the activity of the actinides was reduced from 457 nCi/g in the feed to 0.12 nCi/g in the aqueous raffinate, which is well below the U.S. NRC Class A LLW requirement of 10 nCi/g for non-TRU waste. Iron was partially extracted by the TRUEX solvent, resulting in 23% of the Fe exiting in the strip product. Mercury was also extracted by the TRUEX solvent (76%) and stripped from the solvent in the 0.25 M Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} wash section.},
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