Demonstration recommendations for accelerated testing of concrete decontamination methods

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A large number of aging US Department of Energy (DOE) surplus facilities located throughout the US require deactivation, decontamination, and decommissioning. Although several technologies are available commercially for concrete decontamination, emerging technologies with potential to reduce secondary waste and minimize the impact and risk to workers and the environment are needed. In response to these needs, the Accelerated Testing of Concrete Decontamination Methods project team described the nature and extent of contaminated concrete within the DOE complex and identified applicable emerging technologies. Existing information used to describe the nature and extent of contaminated concrete indicates that the most frequently occurring ... continued below

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Dickerson, K.S.; Ally, M.R.; Brown, C.H.; Morris, M.I. & Wilson-Nichols, M.J. December 1, 1995.

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A large number of aging US Department of Energy (DOE) surplus facilities located throughout the US require deactivation, decontamination, and decommissioning. Although several technologies are available commercially for concrete decontamination, emerging technologies with potential to reduce secondary waste and minimize the impact and risk to workers and the environment are needed. In response to these needs, the Accelerated Testing of Concrete Decontamination Methods project team described the nature and extent of contaminated concrete within the DOE complex and identified applicable emerging technologies. Existing information used to describe the nature and extent of contaminated concrete indicates that the most frequently occurring radiological contaminants are {sup 137}Cs, {sup 238}U (and its daughters), {sup 60}Co, {sup 90}Sr, and tritium. The total area of radionuclide-contaminated concrete within the DOE complex is estimated to be in the range of 7.9 {times} 10{sup 8} ft{sup 2}or approximately 18,000 acres. Concrete decontamination problems were matched with emerging technologies to recommend demonstrations considered to provide the most benefit to decontamination of concrete within the DOE complex. Emerging technologies with the most potential benefit were biological decontamination, electro-hydraulic scabbling, electrokinetics, and microwave scabbling.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006024

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  • Other: DE96006024
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13098
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/208368 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 208368
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666331

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Dickerson, K.S.; Ally, M.R.; Brown, C.H.; Morris, M.I. & Wilson-Nichols, M.J. Demonstration recommendations for accelerated testing of concrete decontamination methods, report, December 1, 1995; Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666331/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.