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Title: 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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
881428
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2005-00381
TRN: US0603083
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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