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Title: The Savannah River Plant Consolidated Incineration Facility

Abstract

A full scale incinerator is proposed for construction at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) beginning in August 1989 for detoxifiction and volume reduction of liquid and solid low-level radioactive, mixed and RCRA hazardous waste. Wastes to be burned include drummed liquids, sludges and solids, liquid process wastes, and low-level boxed job control waste. The facility will consist of a rotary kiln primary combustion chamber followed by a tangentially fired cylindrical secondary combustion chamber (SCC) and be designed to process up to 12 tons per day of solid and liquid waste. Solid waste packaged in combustible containers will be fed to the rotary kiln incinerator using a ram feed system and liquid wastes will be introduced to the rotary kiln through a burner nozzle. Liquid waste will also be fed through a high intensity vortex burner in the SCC. Combustion gases will exit the SCC and be cooled to saturation in a spray quench. Particulate and acid gas are removed in a free jet scrubber. The off-gas will then pass through a cyclone separator, mist eliminator, reheater high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration and induced draft blowers before release to the atmosphere. Incinerator ash and scrubber blowdown will be immobilized inmore » a cement matrix and disposed of in an onsite RCRA permitted facility. The Consolidated Incineration Facility (CIF) will provide detoxification and volume reduction for up to 560,000 CUFT/yr of solid waste and up to 35,700 CUFT/yr of liquid waste. Up to 50,500 CUFT/yr of cement stabilized ash and blowdown will beproduced for an average overall volume reduction fator of 22:1. 3 figs., 2 tabs.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Plant
OSTI Identifier:
6501662
Report Number(s):
DP-MS-86-171; CONF-870429-1
ON: DE87010070
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. annual conference on incineration of mixed and low-level radioactive wastes, St. Charles, IL, USA, 22 Apr 1987; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; COMBUSTION; INCINERATORS; DESIGN; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ASHES; COOLING; CYCLONE SEPARATORS; FILTERS; FLUE GAS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SCRUBBING; SOLIDIFICATION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONCENTRATORS; EQUIPMENT; GASEOUS WASTES; INERTIAL SEPARATORS; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; OXIDATION; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RESIDUES; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Weber, D A. The Savannah River Plant Consolidated Incineration Facility. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Weber, D A. The Savannah River Plant Consolidated Incineration Facility. United States.
Weber, D A. 1987. "The Savannah River Plant Consolidated Incineration Facility". United States.
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