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Title: Countercurrent Flow of Molten Glass and Air during Siphon Tests

Abstract

Siphon tests of molten glass were performed to simulate potential drainage of a radioactive waste melter, the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site. Glass is poured from the melter through a vertical downspout that is connected to the bottom of the melter through a riser. Large flow surges have the potential of completely filling the downspout and creating a siphon effect that has the potential for complete draining of the melter. Visual observations show the exiting glass stream starts as a single-phase pipe flow, constricting into a narrow glass stream. Then a half-spherical bubble forms at the exit of the downspout. The bubble grows, extending upwards into the downspout, while the liquid flows counter-currently to one side of the spout. Tests were performed to determine what are the spout geometry and glass properties that would be conducive to siphoning, conditions for terminating the siphon, and the total amount of glass drained.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
773566
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2000-00419
TRN: US0100793
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fourth International Conference on Multiphase Flow-2001, New Orleans, LA (US), 04/27/2001--05/01/2001; Other Information: PBD: 16 Jan 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; AIR; BUBBLES; DRAINAGE; GEOMETRY; GLASS; LIQUID FLOW; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SAVANNAH RIVER; SURGES; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Guerrero, H N. Countercurrent Flow of Molten Glass and Air during Siphon Tests. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Guerrero, H N. Countercurrent Flow of Molten Glass and Air during Siphon Tests. United States.
Guerrero, H N. Tue . "Countercurrent Flow of Molten Glass and Air during Siphon Tests". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/773566.
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abstractNote = {Siphon tests of molten glass were performed to simulate potential drainage of a radioactive waste melter, the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site. Glass is poured from the melter through a vertical downspout that is connected to the bottom of the melter through a riser. Large flow surges have the potential of completely filling the downspout and creating a siphon effect that has the potential for complete draining of the melter. Visual observations show the exiting glass stream starts as a single-phase pipe flow, constricting into a narrow glass stream. Then a half-spherical bubble forms at the exit of the downspout. The bubble grows, extending upwards into the downspout, while the liquid flows counter-currently to one side of the spout. Tests were performed to determine what are the spout geometry and glass properties that would be conducive to siphoning, conditions for terminating the siphon, and the total amount of glass drained.},
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