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  • Main Title Y-12 Development Division technical progress report, period ending January 1, 1990


  • Author: Kosinsik, F.E. (comp.)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE/DP


  • Name: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (USA)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1990-09-28


  • English


  • Content Description: This report contains highlights on activities conducted at Y-12 Development Division for the period ending January 1, 1990. Ozone treatment removes trace amounts of organics and chloride ions from recycled acid. Heating significantly reduces this reaction time for removing these impurities. A new heater design was reinstalled on the recycle system, reducing the ozonation time from 70 to 100 hours to 30 to 40 hours. This reduction in ozonation time resulted in increased acid recovery and reduced acid wastes that had to be discarded. Shallow land burial in Bear Creek Burial Ground (BCBG) of depleted uranium and uranium alloy chips has been discontinued, and these materials will now be processed at the Uranium Chip Oxidation Facility (UCOF). A series of chip burns was made to reduce the overall flameout frequency to 1% to comply with UCOF safety documentation. This testing phase reduced the flameout frequency to 2 per 2,959 burns (<0.1%), which is a 92% decrease of flameouts over last quarter. This work successfully demonstrated that all of the uranium and uranium alloy chips (except sawfines) can be safely oxidized at UCOF with a flameout frequency of 1% or less. 2 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (29 p)


  • Keyword: Us Aec
  • Keyword: Charged Particles
  • Keyword: Uranium Alloys
  • Keyword: Oxidation
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Document Types
  • Keyword: Nitric Acid
  • Keyword: Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Alloys
  • Keyword: Chemical Reactions
  • Keyword: Data
  • Keyword: Chlorine Ions
  • Keyword: Purification
  • Keyword: Ozone
  • Keyword: Us Organizations
  • Keyword: Ions
  • Keyword: Organic Compounds
  • Keyword: Recycling
  • Keyword: Ground Disposal
  • Keyword: Inorganic Acids
  • Keyword: Us Erda
  • Keyword: Titanium Alloys
  • Keyword: Numerical Data
  • Keyword: Waste Management 360105* -- Metals & Alloys-- Corrosion & Erosion
  • Keyword: Removal
  • Keyword: National Organizations
  • Keyword: Management
  • Keyword: Actinide Alloys
  • Keyword: Information
  • Keyword: Us Doe
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Compounds
  • Keyword: Compiled Data
  • Keyword: Y-12 Plant


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE91004934
  • Report No.: Y-2415-6
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OS21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/6337413
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6337413
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1208403


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A03/MF A01 - OSTI; GPO Dep.