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Title: Two-step chemical decontamination technology

Abstract

An improved two-step chemical decontamination technique was recently developed at INEL. This memorandum documents the addition of this technology to the SRTC arsenal of decontamination technology. A two-step process using NAOH, KMnO[sub 4] followed by HNO[sub 3] was used for cleaning doorstops (small casks) in the SRTC High Level Caves in 1967. Subsequently, more aggressive chemical techniques have been found to be much more effective for our applications. No further work on two-step technology is planned.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6731464
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RP-92-998
ON: DE93007457
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; CONTAINERS; CLEANING; IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY; DECONTAMINATION; STAINLESS STEEL-304L; NITRIC ACID; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; ALLOYS; AUSTENITIC STEELS; CHROMIUM ALLOYS; CHROMIUM-NICKEL STEELS; COOLING SYSTEMS; CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS; HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS; HEAT RESISTING ALLOYS; HIGH ALLOY STEELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; LOW CA; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NICKEL ALLOYS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; STAINLESS STEELS; STEEL-CR19NI10-L; STEELS; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing; 220900 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 400702 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials

Citation Formats

Rankin, W N. Two-step chemical decontamination technology. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/6731464.
Rankin, W N. Two-step chemical decontamination technology. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6731464
Rankin, W N. 1992. "Two-step chemical decontamination technology". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6731464. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6731464.
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title = {Two-step chemical decontamination technology},
author = {Rankin, W N},
abstractNote = {An improved two-step chemical decontamination technique was recently developed at INEL. This memorandum documents the addition of this technology to the SRTC arsenal of decontamination technology. A two-step process using NAOH, KMnO[sub 4] followed by HNO[sub 3] was used for cleaning doorstops (small casks) in the SRTC High Level Caves in 1967. Subsequently, more aggressive chemical techniques have been found to be much more effective for our applications. No further work on two-step technology is planned.},
doi = {10.2172/6731464},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6731464}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {8}
}