Ferrocyanide tank safety program: Cesium uptake capacity of simulated ferrocyanide tank waste. Final report

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The objective of this project is to determine the capacity for {sup 137}Cs uptake by mixed metal ferrocyanides present in Hanford Site waste tanks, and to assess the potential for aggregation of these {sup 137}Cs-exchanged materials to form ``hot-spots`` in the tanks. This research, performed at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for Westinghouse Hanford Company, stems from concerns regarding possible localized radiolytic heating within the tanks. After ferrocyanide was added to 18 high-level waste tanks in the 1950s, some of the ferrocyanide tanks received considerable quantities of saltcake waste that was rich in {sup 137}Cs. If radioactive cesium was exchanged and ... continued below

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Burgeson, I.E. & Bryan, S.A. July 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The objective of this project is to determine the capacity for {sup 137}Cs uptake by mixed metal ferrocyanides present in Hanford Site waste tanks, and to assess the potential for aggregation of these {sup 137}Cs-exchanged materials to form ``hot-spots`` in the tanks. This research, performed at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for Westinghouse Hanford Company, stems from concerns regarding possible localized radiolytic heating within the tanks. After ferrocyanide was added to 18 high-level waste tanks in the 1950s, some of the ferrocyanide tanks received considerable quantities of saltcake waste that was rich in {sup 137}Cs. If radioactive cesium was exchanged and concentrated by the nickel ferrocyanide present in the tanks, the associated heating could cause tank temperatures to rise above the safety limits specified for the ferrocyanide-containing tanks, especially if the supernate in the tanks is pumped out and the waste becomes drier.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96000750

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  • Other: DE96000750
  • Report No.: PNL--10697
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/111942 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 111942
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618834

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Burgeson, I.E. & Bryan, S.A. Ferrocyanide tank safety program: Cesium uptake capacity of simulated ferrocyanide tank waste. Final report, report, July 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618834/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.