F-Canyon Sludge Physical Properties
The Site Deactivation and Decommissioning (SDD) Organization is evaluating options to disposition the 800 underground tanks (including removal of the sludge heels from these tanks). To support this effort, D&D requested assistance from Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) personnel to determine the pertinent physical properties to effectively mobilize the sludge from these tanks (Tanks 804, 808, and 809). SDD provided SRNL with samples of the sludge from Tanks 804, 808, and 809. The authors measured the following physical properties for each tank: particle settling rate, shear strength (i.e., settled solids yield stress), slurry rheology (i.e., yield stress and consistency), total solids concentration in the sludge, soluble solids concentration of the sludge, sludge density, and particle size distribution.
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- 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; STORAGE FACILITIES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; PARTICLE SIZE; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RHEOLOGY; SHEAR PROPERTIES; SLUDGES; SEDIMENTATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE RETRIEVAL; DENSITY
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