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Title: Decision Analysis Science Modeling for Application and Fielding Selection Applied to Concrete Decontamination Technologies

Abstract

Concrete surfaces contaminated with radionuclides present a significant challenge during the decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) process. As structures undergo D and D, coating layers and/or surface layers of the concrete containing the contaminants must be removed for disposal in such a way as to present little to no risk to human health or the environment. The selection of a concrete decontamination technology that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective is critical to the successful D and D of contaminated sites. To support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management objectives and to assist DOE site managers in the selection of the best-suited concrete floor decontamination technology(s) for a given site, two innovative and three baseline technologies have been assessed under standard, non-nuclear conditions at the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) at Florida International University (FIU). The innovative technologies assessed include the Pegasus Coating Removal System and Textron's Electro-Hydraulic Scabbling System. The three baseline technologies assessed include: the Wheelabrator Blastrac model 1-15D, the NELCO Porta Shot Blast{trademark} model GPx-1O-18 HO Rider, and the NELCO Porta Shot Blast{trademark} model EC-7-2. These decontamination technology assessments provide directly comparable performance data that have previously been available for only a limited number ofmore » technologies under restrictive site-specific constraints. Some of the performance data collected during these technology assessments include: removal capability, production rate, removal gap, primary and secondary waste volumes, and operation and maintenance requirements. The performance data generated by this project is intended to assist DOE site managers in the selection of the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective decontamination technologies to accomplish their remediation objectives.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US); Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
853
Report Number(s):
DE-FG21-95EW55094-37
TRN: US0101249
DOE Contract Number:  
FG21-95EW55094
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SURFACE CLEANING; CONCRETES; DECONTAMINATION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; REMOVAL; COATINGS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Citation Formats

Ebadian, M.A. Ross, T.L. Decision Analysis Science Modeling for Application and Fielding Selection Applied to Concrete Decontamination Technologies. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/853.
Ebadian, M.A. Ross, T.L. Decision Analysis Science Modeling for Application and Fielding Selection Applied to Concrete Decontamination Technologies. United States. doi:10.2172/853.
Ebadian, M.A. Ross, T.L. Thu . "Decision Analysis Science Modeling for Application and Fielding Selection Applied to Concrete Decontamination Technologies". United States. doi:10.2172/853. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/853.
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title = {Decision Analysis Science Modeling for Application and Fielding Selection Applied to Concrete Decontamination Technologies},
author = {Ebadian, M.A. Ross, T.L.},
abstractNote = {Concrete surfaces contaminated with radionuclides present a significant challenge during the decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) process. As structures undergo D and D, coating layers and/or surface layers of the concrete containing the contaminants must be removed for disposal in such a way as to present little to no risk to human health or the environment. The selection of a concrete decontamination technology that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective is critical to the successful D and D of contaminated sites. To support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management objectives and to assist DOE site managers in the selection of the best-suited concrete floor decontamination technology(s) for a given site, two innovative and three baseline technologies have been assessed under standard, non-nuclear conditions at the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) at Florida International University (FIU). The innovative technologies assessed include the Pegasus Coating Removal System and Textron's Electro-Hydraulic Scabbling System. The three baseline technologies assessed include: the Wheelabrator Blastrac model 1-15D, the NELCO Porta Shot Blast{trademark} model GPx-1O-18 HO Rider, and the NELCO Porta Shot Blast{trademark} model EC-7-2. These decontamination technology assessments provide directly comparable performance data that have previously been available for only a limited number of technologies under restrictive site-specific constraints. Some of the performance data collected during these technology assessments include: removal capability, production rate, removal gap, primary and secondary waste volumes, and operation and maintenance requirements. The performance data generated by this project is intended to assist DOE site managers in the selection of the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective decontamination technologies to accomplish their remediation objectives.},
doi = {10.2172/853},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1998}
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