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Title: Submersible purification system for radioactive water

Abstract

A portable, submersible water purification system for use in a pool of water containing radioactive contamination includes a prefilter for filtering particulates from the water. A resin bed is then provided for removal of remaining dissolved, particulate, organic, and colloidal impurities from the prefiltered water. A sterilizer then sterilizes the water. The prefilter and resin bed are suitably contained and are submerged in the pool. The sterilizer is water tight and located at the surface of the pool. The water is circulated from the pool through the prefilter, resin bed, and sterilizer by suitable pump or the like. In the preferred embodiment, the resin bed is contained within a tank which stands on the bottom of the pool and to which a base mounting the prefilter and pump is attached. An inlet for the pump is provided adjacent the bottom of the pool, while the sterilizer and outlet for the system is located adjacent the top of the pool.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Fort Collins, CO)
  2. (Pocatello, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866951
Patent Number(s):
US 4828691
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
submersible; purification; radioactive; water; portable; pool; containing; contamination; prefilter; filtering; particulates; resin; bed; provided; removal; remaining; dissolved; particulate; organic; colloidal; impurities; prefiltered; sterilizer; sterilizes; suitably; contained; submerged; tight; located; surface; circulated; suitable; pump; preferred; embodiment; tank; stands; bottom; base; mounting; attached; inlet; adjacent; outlet; top; preferred embodiment; water containing; located adjacent; resin bed; containing radioactive; water purification; radioactive water; radioactive contamination; filtering particulates; suitable pump; /210/976/

Citation Formats

Abbott, Michael L., and Lewis, Donald R. Submersible purification system for radioactive water. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Abbott, Michael L., & Lewis, Donald R. Submersible purification system for radioactive water. United States.
Abbott, Michael L., and Lewis, Donald R. Sun . "Submersible purification system for radioactive water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866951.
@article{osti_866951,
title = {Submersible purification system for radioactive water},
author = {Abbott, Michael L. and Lewis, Donald R.},
abstractNote = {A portable, submersible water purification system for use in a pool of water containing radioactive contamination includes a prefilter for filtering particulates from the water. A resin bed is then provided for removal of remaining dissolved, particulate, organic, and colloidal impurities from the prefiltered water. A sterilizer then sterilizes the water. The prefilter and resin bed are suitably contained and are submerged in the pool. The sterilizer is water tight and located at the surface of the pool. The water is circulated from the pool through the prefilter, resin bed, and sterilizer by suitable pump or the like. In the preferred embodiment, the resin bed is contained within a tank which stands on the bottom of the pool and to which a base mounting the prefilter and pump is attached. An inlet for the pump is provided adjacent the bottom of the pool, while the sterilizer and outlet for the system is located adjacent the top of the pool.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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