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Title: Hot air drum evaporator. [Patent application]

Abstract

An evaporation system for aqueous radioactive waste uses standard 30 and 55 gallon drums. Waste solutions form cascading water sprays as they pass over a number of trays arranged in a vertical stack within a drum. Hot dry air is circulated radially of the drum through the water sprays thereby removing water vapor. The system is encased in concrete to prevent exposure to radioactivity. The use of standard 30 and 55 gallon drums permits an inexpensive compact modular design that is readily disposable, thus eliminating maintenance and radiation build-up problems encountered with conventional evaporation systems.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6021637
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-035954; EDB-81-120086
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; EVAPORATION; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; EVAPORATORS; LIQUID WASTES; DISPERSIONS; MANAGEMENT; MIXTURES; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PROCESSING; SOLUTIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Black, R.L. Hot air drum evaporator. [Patent application]. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Black, R.L. Hot air drum evaporator. [Patent application]. United States.
Black, R.L. Wed . "Hot air drum evaporator. [Patent application]". United States.
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abstractNote = {An evaporation system for aqueous radioactive waste uses standard 30 and 55 gallon drums. Waste solutions form cascading water sprays as they pass over a number of trays arranged in a vertical stack within a drum. Hot dry air is circulated radially of the drum through the water sprays thereby removing water vapor. The system is encased in concrete to prevent exposure to radioactivity. The use of standard 30 and 55 gallon drums permits an inexpensive compact modular design that is readily disposable, thus eliminating maintenance and radiation build-up problems encountered with conventional evaporation systems.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {11}
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