Decontaminating and Melt Recycling Tritium Contaminated Stainless Steel

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The Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, and several university and industrial partners are evaluating recycling radioactively contaminated stainless steel. The goal of this program is to recycle contaminated stainless steel scrap from US Department of Energy national defense facilities. There is a large quantity of stainless steel at the DOE Savannah River Site from retired heavy water moderated Nuclear material production reactors (for example heat exchangers and process water piping), that will be used in pilot studies of potential recycle processes. These parts are contaminated by fission products, activated species, and tritium generated by neutron irradiation of ... continued below

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Clark, E.A. April 3, 1995.

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The Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, and several university and industrial partners are evaluating recycling radioactively contaminated stainless steel. The goal of this program is to recycle contaminated stainless steel scrap from US Department of Energy national defense facilities. There is a large quantity of stainless steel at the DOE Savannah River Site from retired heavy water moderated Nuclear material production reactors (for example heat exchangers and process water piping), that will be used in pilot studies of potential recycle processes. These parts are contaminated by fission products, activated species, and tritium generated by neutron irradiation of the primary reactor coolant, which is heavy (deuterated) water. This report reviews current understanding of tritium contamination of stainless steel and previous studies of decontaminating tritium exposed stainless steel. It also outlines stainless steel refining methods, and proposes recommendations based on this review.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95060140

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  • Other: DE95060140
  • Report No.: WSRC-TR--95-0160
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/67616 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 67616
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702363

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Clark, E.A. Decontaminating and Melt Recycling Tritium Contaminated Stainless Steel, report, April 3, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702363/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.