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Title: Elimination of liquid discharge to the environment from the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility

Abstract

Alternatives were evaluated for management of treated radioactive liquid waste from the radioactive liquid waste treatment facility (RLWTF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The alternatives included continued discharge into Mortandad Canyon, diversion to the sanitary wastewater treatment facility and discharge of its effluent to Sandia Canyon or Canada del Buey, and zero liquid discharge. Implementation of a zero liquid discharge system is recommended in addition to two phases of upgrades currently under way. Three additional phases of upgrades to the present radioactive liquid waste system are proposed to accomplish zero liquid discharge. The first phase involves minimization of liquid waste generation, along with improved characterization and monitoring of the remaining liquid waste. The second phase removes dissolved salts from the reverse osmosis concentrate stream to yield a higher effluent quality. In the final phase, the high-quality effluent is reused for industrial purposes within the Laboratory or evaporated. Completion of these three phases will result in zero discharge of treated radioactive liquid wastewater from the RLWTF.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
661523
Report Number(s):
LA-13452-MS
ON: DE98007275; TRN: 98:007062
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; LANL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; COMPILED DATA; NUMERICAL DATA; LIQUID WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; WASTE WATER

Citation Formats

Moss, D, Williams, N, Hall, D, Hargis, K, Saladen, M, Sanders, M, Voit, S, Worland, P, and Yarbro, S. Elimination of liquid discharge to the environment from the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/661523.
Moss, D, Williams, N, Hall, D, Hargis, K, Saladen, M, Sanders, M, Voit, S, Worland, P, & Yarbro, S. Elimination of liquid discharge to the environment from the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility. United States. doi:10.2172/661523.
Moss, D, Williams, N, Hall, D, Hargis, K, Saladen, M, Sanders, M, Voit, S, Worland, P, and Yarbro, S. Mon . "Elimination of liquid discharge to the environment from the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility". United States. doi:10.2172/661523. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/661523.
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title = {Elimination of liquid discharge to the environment from the TA-50 Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility},
author = {Moss, D and Williams, N and Hall, D and Hargis, K and Saladen, M and Sanders, M and Voit, S and Worland, P and Yarbro, S},
abstractNote = {Alternatives were evaluated for management of treated radioactive liquid waste from the radioactive liquid waste treatment facility (RLWTF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The alternatives included continued discharge into Mortandad Canyon, diversion to the sanitary wastewater treatment facility and discharge of its effluent to Sandia Canyon or Canada del Buey, and zero liquid discharge. Implementation of a zero liquid discharge system is recommended in addition to two phases of upgrades currently under way. Three additional phases of upgrades to the present radioactive liquid waste system are proposed to accomplish zero liquid discharge. The first phase involves minimization of liquid waste generation, along with improved characterization and monitoring of the remaining liquid waste. The second phase removes dissolved salts from the reverse osmosis concentrate stream to yield a higher effluent quality. In the final phase, the high-quality effluent is reused for industrial purposes within the Laboratory or evaporated. Completion of these three phases will result in zero discharge of treated radioactive liquid wastewater from the RLWTF.},
doi = {10.2172/661523},
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year = {1998},
month = {6}
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