Fractional airborne release of strontium during the combustion of 30 percent normal tributyl phosphate in a kerosine-type diluent

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Engineering scale experiments were performed to determine the fractional airborne release of strontium during a fire involving a contaminated, flammable solvent. Earlier laboratory scale experiments using radioactive materials indicated that this release would be one percent or less. Twenty-five grams of strontium as strontium nitrate was added to 150 liters of 30% normal tributyl phosphate in a kerosine diluent, which was then burned in the ARHCO 224-T Fire Test Facility. Temperatures of 1000/sup 0/C were recorded during the fire, the maximum scale of the instruments. There were 2 successful fires lasting 70 and 51 minutes, both burning to the point ... continued below

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Sutter, S.L.; Mishima, J. & Schwendiman, L.C. June 1, 1974.

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Engineering scale experiments were performed to determine the fractional airborne release of strontium during a fire involving a contaminated, flammable solvent. Earlier laboratory scale experiments using radioactive materials indicated that this release would be one percent or less. Twenty-five grams of strontium as strontium nitrate was added to 150 liters of 30% normal tributyl phosphate in a kerosine diluent, which was then burned in the ARHCO 224-T Fire Test Facility. Temperatures of 1000/sup 0/C were recorded during the fire, the maximum scale of the instruments. There were 2 successful fires lasting 70 and 51 minutes, both burning to the point of self-extinguishment. 0.2% of the strontium was released in both burns. The bulk of the released strontium measured was collected in bubbler samplers installed upstream of the sprayed chamber air washer, indicating that the water sprayed in this chamber scavenged the strontium from the air stream.

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  • Report No.: BNWL-B-358
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6323935 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6323935
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1212075

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Sutter, S.L.; Mishima, J. & Schwendiman, L.C. Fractional airborne release of strontium during the combustion of 30 percent normal tributyl phosphate in a kerosine-type diluent, report, June 1, 1974; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1212075/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.