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Title: PROCESS OF DECONTAMINATING MATERIAL CONTAMINATED WITH RADIOACTIVITY

Abstract

A process is described for decontaminating metallic objects, such as stainless steel equipment, which consists in contacting such objects with nltric acid in a concentration of 35 to 60% to remove the major portion of the contamination; and thereafter contacting the partially decontaminated object with a second solution containing up to 20% of alkali metal hydroxide and up to 20% sodium tartrate to remove the remaining radioactive contaminats.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4284314
Patent Number(s):
2852419
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004348
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALKALI METALS; CONTAMINATION; DECONTAMINATION; HYDROXIDES; INSTRUMENTS; METALS; NITRIC ACID; ORGANIC ACIDS; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIOACTIVITY; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLUTIONS; STAINLESS STEELS; TARTARIC ACID

Citation Formats

Overholt, D C, Peterson, M D, and Acken, M F. PROCESS OF DECONTAMINATING MATERIAL CONTAMINATED WITH RADIOACTIVITY. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Overholt, D C, Peterson, M D, & Acken, M F. PROCESS OF DECONTAMINATING MATERIAL CONTAMINATED WITH RADIOACTIVITY. United States.
Overholt, D C, Peterson, M D, and Acken, M F. Tue . "PROCESS OF DECONTAMINATING MATERIAL CONTAMINATED WITH RADIOACTIVITY". United States.
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title = {PROCESS OF DECONTAMINATING MATERIAL CONTAMINATED WITH RADIOACTIVITY},
author = {Overholt, D C and Peterson, M D and Acken, M F},
abstractNote = {A process is described for decontaminating metallic objects, such as stainless steel equipment, which consists in contacting such objects with nltric acid in a concentration of 35 to 60% to remove the major portion of the contamination; and thereafter contacting the partially decontaminated object with a second solution containing up to 20% of alkali metal hydroxide and up to 20% sodium tartrate to remove the remaining radioactive contaminats.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}