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Title: Collection of liquid from below-ground location

Abstract

A method is described for retrieving liquid from a below-ground collection area by permitting gravity flow of the liquid from the collection area to a first closed container; monitoring the level of the liquid in the closed container; and after the liquid reaches a given level in the first closed container, transferring the liquid to a second closed container disposed at a location above the first closed container, via a conduit, by introducing into the first closed container a gas which is substantially chemically inert with respect to the liquid, the gas being at a pressure sufficient to propel the liquid from the first closed container to the second closed container. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co
OSTI Identifier:
63444
Patent Number(s):
5,419,655
Application Number:
PAN: 8-099,862
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; LIQUID WASTES; WASTE RETRIEVAL; CONTAINERS; PRESSURIZATION; GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS; LIQUID FLOW; LEVEL INDICATORS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; LEAKS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; HANFORD RESERVATION

Citation Formats

Phillips, S J, and Alexander, R G. Collection of liquid from below-ground location. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Phillips, S J, & Alexander, R G. Collection of liquid from below-ground location. United States.
Phillips, S J, and Alexander, R G. Tue . "Collection of liquid from below-ground location". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for retrieving liquid from a below-ground collection area by permitting gravity flow of the liquid from the collection area to a first closed container; monitoring the level of the liquid in the closed container; and after the liquid reaches a given level in the first closed container, transferring the liquid to a second closed container disposed at a location above the first closed container, via a conduit, by introducing into the first closed container a gas which is substantially chemically inert with respect to the liquid, the gas being at a pressure sufficient to propel the liquid from the first closed container to the second closed container. 3 figs.},
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