Mechanics of Bubbles in Sludges and Slurries

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The Hanford Site has 177 underground waste storage tanks that are known to retain and release bubbles composed of flammable gases. Characterizing and understanding the behavior of these bubbles is important for the safety issues associated with the flammable gases for both ongoing waste storage and future waste-retrieval operations. The retained bubbles are known to respond to small barometric pressure changes, though in a complex manner with unusual hysteresis occurring in some tanks in the relationship between bubble volume and pressure, or V-P hysteresis. With careful analysis, information on the volume of retained gas and the interactions of the waste ... continued below

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Gauglitz, Phillip A; Terrones, Guillermo & Rossen, William R December 31, 2001.

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The Hanford Site has 177 underground waste storage tanks that are known to retain and release bubbles composed of flammable gases. Characterizing and understanding the behavior of these bubbles is important for the safety issues associated with the flammable gases for both ongoing waste storage and future waste-retrieval operations. The retained bubbles are known to respond to small barometric pressure changes, though in a complex manner with unusual hysteresis occurring in some tanks in the relationship between bubble volume and pressure, or V-P hysteresis. With careful analysis, information on the volume of retained gas and the interactions of the waste and the bubbles can be determined. The overall objective of this study is to create a better understanding of the mechanics of bubbles retained in high-level waste sludges and slurries. Significant advancements have been made in all the major areas of basic theoretical and experimental method development.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 31 Dec 2001

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  • Report No.: PNNL-13748
  • Report No.: EW4090100
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RLO1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/789927 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 789927
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720576

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Gauglitz, Phillip A; Terrones, Guillermo & Rossen, William R. Mechanics of Bubbles in Sludges and Slurries, report, December 31, 2001; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720576/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.