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  • Main Title Large-bore pipe decontamination


  • Author: Ebadian, M.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Florida International Univ., Miami, FL (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1998-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) of 1200 buildings within the US Department of Energy-Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Complex will require the disposition of miles of pipe. The disposition of large-bore pipe, in particular, presents difficulties in the area of decontamination and characterization. The pipe is potentially contaminated internally as well as externally. This situation requires a system capable of decontaminating and characterizing both the inside and outside of the pipe. Current decontamination and characterization systems are not designed for application to this geometry, making the direct disposal of piping systems necessary in many cases. The pipe often creates voids in the disposal cell, which requires the pipe to be cut in half or filled with a grout material. These methods are labor intensive and costly to perform on large volumes of pipe. Direct disposal does not take advantage of recycling, which could provide monetary dividends. To facilitate the decontamination and characterization of large-bore piping and thereby reduce the volume of piping required for disposal, a detailed analysis will be conducted to document the pipe remediation problem set; determine potential technologies to solve this remediation problem set; design and laboratory test potential decontamination and characterization technologies; fabricate a prototype system; provide a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed system; and transfer the technology to industry. This report summarizes the activities performed during fiscal year 1997 and describes the planned activities for fiscal year 1998. Accomplishments for FY97 include the development of the applicable and relevant and appropriate regulations, the screening of decontamination and characterization technologies, and the selection and initial design of the decontamination system.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: 49 p.


  • Keyword: Decontamination
  • Keyword: Recycling
  • Keyword: Pipes
  • Keyword: Remedial Action
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Remote Handling Equipment
  • Keyword: Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Contamination Regulations


  • Other Information: PBD: Jan 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98059433
  • Report No.: DOE/EW/55094--35
  • Grant Number: FG21-95EW55094
  • DOI: 10.2172/665905
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 665905
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704344


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE98059433