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Title: Large-scale tests of aqueous scrubber systems for LMFBR vented containment

Abstract

Six large-scale air cleaning tests performed in the Containment Systems Test Facility (CSTF) are described. The test conditions simulated those postulated for hypothetical accidents in an LMFBR involving containment venting to control hydrogen concentration and containment overpressure. Sodium aerosols were generated by continously spraying sodium into air and adding steam and/or carbon dioxide to create the desired Na/sub 2/O/sub 2/, Na/sub 2/CO/sub 3/ or NaOH aerosol. Two air cleaning systems were tested: (a) spray quench chamber, educator venturi scrubber and high efficiency fibrous scrubber in series; and (b) the same except with the spray quench chamber eliminated. The gas flow rates ranged up to 0.8 m/sup 3//s (1700 acfm) at temperatures to 313/sup 0/C (600/sup 0/F). Quantities of aerosol removed from the gas stream ranged up to 700 kg per test. The systems performed very satisfactorily with overall aerosol mass removal efficiencies exceeding 99.9% in each test.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6634216
Report Number(s):
HEDL-SA-2121-FP; CONF-801038-20
TRN: 81-007357
DOE Contract Number:  
AC14-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16. DOE nuclear air cleaning conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 20 Oct 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AEROSOLS; REMOVAL; AIR CLEANING SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; AIR CLEANING; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; SCRUBBERS; SIMULATION; SODIUM; TEST FACILITIES; VENTS; ACCIDENTS; ALKALI METALS; BREEDER REACTORS; CLEANING; COLLOIDS; CONTAINMENT; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; EQUIPMENT; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; METALS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; REACTORS; SOLS; TESTING; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210500 - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

McCormack, J. D., Hilliard, R. K., and Postma, A. K. Large-scale tests of aqueous scrubber systems for LMFBR vented containment. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
McCormack, J. D., Hilliard, R. K., & Postma, A. K. Large-scale tests of aqueous scrubber systems for LMFBR vented containment. United States.
McCormack, J. D., Hilliard, R. K., and Postma, A. K. Tue . "Large-scale tests of aqueous scrubber systems for LMFBR vented containment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6634216.
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title = {Large-scale tests of aqueous scrubber systems for LMFBR vented containment},
author = {McCormack, J. D. and Hilliard, R. K. and Postma, A. K.},
abstractNote = {Six large-scale air cleaning tests performed in the Containment Systems Test Facility (CSTF) are described. The test conditions simulated those postulated for hypothetical accidents in an LMFBR involving containment venting to control hydrogen concentration and containment overpressure. Sodium aerosols were generated by continously spraying sodium into air and adding steam and/or carbon dioxide to create the desired Na/sub 2/O/sub 2/, Na/sub 2/CO/sub 3/ or NaOH aerosol. Two air cleaning systems were tested: (a) spray quench chamber, educator venturi scrubber and high efficiency fibrous scrubber in series; and (b) the same except with the spray quench chamber eliminated. The gas flow rates ranged up to 0.8 m/sup 3//s (1700 acfm) at temperatures to 313/sup 0/C (600/sup 0/F). Quantities of aerosol removed from the gas stream ranged up to 700 kg per test. The systems performed very satisfactorily with overall aerosol mass removal efficiencies exceeding 99.9% in each test.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6634216}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
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