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Title: Comparison of Dow Corning 544 antifoam to IIT747 antifoam in the 1/240 SRAT

Abstract

The Defense Waste Processing Facility requested that the Immobilization Technology Section compare the relative foaming tendencies of sludge simulant during simulated Chemical Processing Cell operations (HLW-DWPF-TTR-99-0012). Dow Corning 544 antifoam, currently used in DWPF, was compared to a new antifoam formulation developed at the Illinois Institute of Technology. A task plan was written and approved. The task plan deliverables included a recommendation on the choice of antifoam, an evaluation of the influence of solids concentration on foaming, an evaluation on the effect of boil-up rate on foaming, an estimate of the mass of steam stripped to remove 90 percent of the mercury, and a determination of the fate of mercury. Additional parameters to be investigated during experimentation included the maximum foam height observed, hydrogen generation rates, and nitrite destruction rates.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755212
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-99-00377
TRN: US0002308
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; REAGENTS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; FOAMS; MITIGATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; SLUDGES; MERCURY; NITRITES

Citation Formats

Koopman, D.C. Comparison of Dow Corning 544 antifoam to IIT747 antifoam in the 1/240 SRAT. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/755212.
Koopman, D.C. Comparison of Dow Corning 544 antifoam to IIT747 antifoam in the 1/240 SRAT. United States. doi:10.2172/755212.
Koopman, D.C. Fri . "Comparison of Dow Corning 544 antifoam to IIT747 antifoam in the 1/240 SRAT". United States. doi:10.2172/755212. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755212.
@article{osti_755212,
title = {Comparison of Dow Corning 544 antifoam to IIT747 antifoam in the 1/240 SRAT},
author = {Koopman, D.C.},
abstractNote = {The Defense Waste Processing Facility requested that the Immobilization Technology Section compare the relative foaming tendencies of sludge simulant during simulated Chemical Processing Cell operations (HLW-DWPF-TTR-99-0012). Dow Corning 544 antifoam, currently used in DWPF, was compared to a new antifoam formulation developed at the Illinois Institute of Technology. A task plan was written and approved. The task plan deliverables included a recommendation on the choice of antifoam, an evaluation of the influence of solids concentration on foaming, an evaluation on the effect of boil-up rate on foaming, an estimate of the mass of steam stripped to remove 90 percent of the mercury, and a determination of the fate of mercury. Additional parameters to be investigated during experimentation included the maximum foam height observed, hydrogen generation rates, and nitrite destruction rates.},
doi = {10.2172/755212},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}

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