Chemical decontamination of process equipment using recyclable chelating solvent Phase I. Final report, September 1993--June 1995

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is now faced with the task of meeting decontamination and decommissioning obligations at numerous facilities by the year 2019. Due to the tremendous volume of material involved, innovative decontamination technologies are being sought that can reduce the volumes of contaminated waste materials and secondary wastes requiring disposal. With sufficient decontamination, some of the material from DOE facilities could be released as scrap into the commercial sector for recycle, thereby reducing the volume of radioactive waste requiring disposal. Although recycling may initially prove to be more costly than current disposal practices, rapidly increasing disposal costs are ... continued below

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is now faced with the task of meeting decontamination and decommissioning obligations at numerous facilities by the year 2019. Due to the tremendous volume of material involved, innovative decontamination technologies are being sought that can reduce the volumes of contaminated waste materials and secondary wastes requiring disposal. With sufficient decontamination, some of the material from DOE facilities could be released as scrap into the commercial sector for recycle, thereby reducing the volume of radioactive waste requiring disposal. Although recycling may initially prove to be more costly than current disposal practices, rapidly increasing disposal costs are expected to make recycling more and more cost effective. Additionally, recycling is now perceived as the ethical choice in a world where the consequences of replacing resources and throwing away reusable materials are impacting the well-being of the environment.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97002027

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  • Other: DE97002027
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/30168--5290
  • Grant Number: AC21-93MC30168
  • DOI: 10.2172/393389 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 393389
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686707

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Chemical decontamination of process equipment using recyclable chelating solvent Phase I. Final report, September 1993--June 1995, report, October 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686707/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.