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Title: Method for decontamination of radioactive metal surfaces

Disclosed is a method for removing radioactive contaminants from metal surfaces by applying steam containing an inorganic acid and cerium IV. Cerium IV is applied to contaminated metal surfaces by introducing cerium IV in solution into a steam spray directed at contaminated metal surfaces. Cerium IV solution is converted to an essentially atomized or vapor phase by the steam.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
288019
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 560180; PA: EDB-96:137549; SN: 96001636033
Patent Number(s):
US 5,545,794/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-492,181; TRN: 96:020907
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Aug 1996
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; METALS; SURFACE CLEANING; DECONTAMINATION; CERIUM COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; STEAM; ATOMIZATION; RADIATION PROTECTION

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