Treatment of Water in Nuclear Fuel Storage Basins to Control Radioactivity Release

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Visibility and radioactivity control in the fuel component storage and disassembly basins at the Savannah River Plant are maintained with a newly developed purification system. Experimental work was performed to develop the application of sand filters to operate at high flow rates with an effluent turbidity below 0.1 JTU squared. Filtration efficiency of SRP sand filters is dependent on the characteristics of the solids in the feed water and the degree to which filterability can be improved by addition of coagulant aids. It is independent of flow up to flow rates of 15 gpm/square feet (higher flow rates have not ... continued below

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Bertsche, E.C. March 9, 2001.

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Visibility and radioactivity control in the fuel component storage and disassembly basins at the Savannah River Plant are maintained with a newly developed purification system. Experimental work was performed to develop the application of sand filters to operate at high flow rates with an effluent turbidity below 0.1 JTU squared. Filtration efficiency of SRP sand filters is dependent on the characteristics of the solids in the feed water and the degree to which filterability can be improved by addition of coagulant aids. It is independent of flow up to flow rates of 15 gpm/square feet (higher flow rates have not been tested). Effluent turbidity remains below 0.1 JTU with no indication of breakthrough. Total water throughput is dependent on the amount of solids removed and is independent of flow rate and concentration of solids.

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  • 26th Annual Purdue Industrial Waste Conference, West Lafayette, IN (US), 05/04/1971--05/06/1971

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  • Report No.: DPSPU-71-30-11
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Bertsche, E.C. Treatment of Water in Nuclear Fuel Storage Basins to Control Radioactivity Release, article, March 9, 2001; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc725370/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.