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Title: Method for radionuclide contaminatecontaminant mitigation

Abstract

The method and system disclosed provides radionuclide contamination mitigation by applying an aqueous carrier solution comprising a cation to a surface bearing a radionuclide contaminant to cause the radionuclide contaminant to enter solution forming a laden solution, then contacting the laden solution with a sequestering agent to bind to the radionuclide contaminant to form a laden sequestering agent. The removal and sequestration of the radionuclide contaminant from the contaminated surface leads directly to a reduction in the amount of radiologically-impacted critical infrastructure and the environment. The method and system are able to be performed or utilized economically with materials quickly available in the event of a radiological dispersion event.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502363
Patent Number(s):
10,199,129
Application Number:
15/233,680
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 0016 Aug 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Kaminski, Michael D., and Mertz, Carol J. Method for radionuclide contaminatecontaminant mitigation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Kaminski, Michael D., & Mertz, Carol J. Method for radionuclide contaminatecontaminant mitigation. United States.
Kaminski, Michael D., and Mertz, Carol J. Tue . "Method for radionuclide contaminatecontaminant mitigation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502363.
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