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Title: Process for decontaminating radioactive liquids using a calcium cyanamide-containing composition. [Patent application]

The present invention provides a process for decontaminating a radioactive liquid containing a radioactive element capable of forming a hydroxide. This process includes the steps of contacting the radioactive liquid with a decontaminating composition and separating the resulting radioactive sludge from the resulting liquid. The decontaminating composition contains calcium cyanamide.
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OSTI Identifier:
6300127
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00053
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; LIQUID WASTES; PRECIPITATION; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CYANAMIDES; DECONTAMINATION; NEPTUNIUM; PLUTONIUM; STRONTIUM; ACTINIDES; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; CARBONIC ACID DERIVATIVES; CLEANING; ELEMENTS; MANAGEMENT; METALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; PROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES 052001* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Processing