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Title: Radiolytic hydrogen production from process vessels in HB line - production rates compared to evolution rates and discussion of LASL reviews

Hydrogen production from radiolysis of aqueous solutions can create a safety hazard since hydrogen is flammable. At times this production can be significant, especially in HB line where nitric acid solutions containing high concentrations of Pu-238, an intense alpha emitter, are processed. The hydrogen production rates from these solutions are necessary for safety analyses of these process systems. The methods and conclusions of hydrogen production rate tests are provided in this report.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10161124
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RP--92-1312
ON: DE93014739
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Nov 1992
Research Org:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; HYDROGEN; SYNTHESIS; NITRIC ACID; RADIOLYSIS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; SAFETY; HAZARDS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; PLUTONIUM 238 NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems 052000; 400600; WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIATION CHEMISTRY