Decontamination processes for waste glass canisters

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The process which will be used to decontaminate waste glass canisters at the Savannah River Plant consists of: decontamination (slurry blasting); rinse (high-pressure water); and spot decontamination (high-pressure water plus slurry). No additional waste will be produced by this process because glass frit used in decontamination will be mixed with the radioactive waste and fed into the glass melter. Decontamination of waste glass canisters with chemical and abrasive blasting techniques was investigated. The ability of a chemical technique with HNO/sub 3/-HF and H/sub 2/C/sub 2/O/sub 4/ to remove baked-on contamination was demonstrated. A correlation between oxide removal and decontamination was ... continued below

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Rankin, W.N. June 1, 1981.

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  • Savannah River Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Lab.
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina

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The process which will be used to decontaminate waste glass canisters at the Savannah River Plant consists of: decontamination (slurry blasting); rinse (high-pressure water); and spot decontamination (high-pressure water plus slurry). No additional waste will be produced by this process because glass frit used in decontamination will be mixed with the radioactive waste and fed into the glass melter. Decontamination of waste glass canisters with chemical and abrasive blasting techniques was investigated. The ability of a chemical technique with HNO/sub 3/-HF and H/sub 2/C/sub 2/O/sub 4/ to remove baked-on contamination was demonstrated. A correlation between oxide removal and decontamination was observed. Oxide removal and, thus, decontamination by abrasive blasting techniques with glass frit as the abrasive was proposed and demonstrated.

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Pages: 30

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • Other: DE82010814
  • Report No.: DP-1574
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • DOI: 10.2172/5365131 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5365131
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1063526

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Rankin, W.N. Decontamination processes for waste glass canisters, report, June 1, 1981; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1063526/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.