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Title: SOLVENT FIRE BY-PRODUCTS

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) conducted a burn test of the Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) solvent to determine the combustion products. The testing showed hydrogen fluoride gas is not a combustion product from a solvent fire when up to 70% of the solvent is consumed. The absence of HF in the combustion gases may reflect concentration of the modifier containing the fluoride groups in the unburned portion. SwRI reported results for other gases (CO, HCN, NOx, formaldehyde, and hydrocarbons). The results, with other supporting information, can be used for evaluating the consequences of a facility fire involving the CSSX solvent inventory.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
891690
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2006-00171
TRN: US0605438
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Publisher:
pubinfo
Research Org:
SRS
Sponsoring Org:
DOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; FORMALDEHYDE; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; FIRE HAZARDS; SOLVENTS; MATERIALS TESTING; CARBON MONOXIDE; NITROGEN OXIDES; HYDROCYANIC ACID