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Title: Collection of liquid from below-ground location

A method of 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.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Kennewick, WA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869901
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) RLO
Patent Number(s):
US 5419655
Contract Number:
AC06-87RL10930
Research Org:
Westinghouse Hanford Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
collection; liquid; below-ground; location; method; retrieving; permitting; gravity; flow; closed; container; monitoring; level; reaches; transferring; disposed; via; conduit; introducing; gas; substantially; chemically; inert; respect; pressure; sufficient; propel; chemically inert; closed container; pressure sufficient; substantially chemically; gravity flow; /405/

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