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Title: Iodine retention during evaporative volume reduction

Abstract

An improved method for retaining radioactive iodine in aqueous waste solutions during volume reduction is disclosed. The method applies to evaporative volume reduction processes whereby the decontaminated (evaporated) water can be returned safely to the environment. The method generally comprises isotopically diluting the waste solution with a nonradioactive iodide and maintaining the solution at a high pH during evaporation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4024276
Patent Number(s):
3920577
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-33-025547
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1974 Jul 16; Other Information: C09K11/04. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N40430* -Chemistry-Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Radioactive Waste Treatment; 051101* -Nuclear Fuels-Waste Management-Waste Processing; *IODINE ISOTOPES- EVAPORATION; *RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING- LIQUID WASTES; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Citation Formats

Godbee, H W, Cathers, G I, and Blanco, R E. Iodine retention during evaporative volume reduction. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Godbee, H W, Cathers, G I, & Blanco, R E. Iodine retention during evaporative volume reduction. United States.
Godbee, H W, Cathers, G I, and Blanco, R E. Tue . "Iodine retention during evaporative volume reduction". United States.
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author = {Godbee, H W and Cathers, G I and Blanco, R E},
abstractNote = {An improved method for retaining radioactive iodine in aqueous waste solutions during volume reduction is disclosed. The method applies to evaporative volume reduction processes whereby the decontaminated (evaporated) water can be returned safely to the environment. The method generally comprises isotopically diluting the waste solution with a nonradioactive iodide and maintaining the solution at a high pH during evaporation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {11}
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