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Title: Method for electrochemical decontamination of radioactive metal

Abstract

A decontamination method for stripping radionuclides from the surface of stainless steel or aluminum material comprising the steps of contacting the metal with a moderately acidic carbonate/bicarbonate electrolyte solution containing sodium or potassium ions and thereafter electrolytically removing the radionuclides from the surface of the metal whereby radionuclides are caused to be stripped off of the material without corrosion or etching of the material surface.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Augusta, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
941134
Patent Number(s):
7384529
Application Number:
09/672,046
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Ekechukwu, Amy A. Method for electrochemical decontamination of radioactive metal. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Ekechukwu, Amy A. Method for electrochemical decontamination of radioactive metal. United States.
Ekechukwu, Amy A. Tue . "Method for electrochemical decontamination of radioactive metal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/941134.
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year = {2008},
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