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Title: Method for decontamination of radioactive metal surfaces

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
288019
Patent Number(s):
5,545,794
Application Number:
PAN: 8-492,181; TRN: 96:020907
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Aug 1996
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

Citation Formats

Bray, L A. Method for decontamination of radioactive metal surfaces. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Bray, L A. Method for decontamination of radioactive metal surfaces. United States.
Bray, L A. Tue . "Method for decontamination of radioactive metal surfaces". United States.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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year = {1996},
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