PROGRESS IN TREATMENT OF A RADIOACTIVE CONDENSATE WASTE Page: 4 of 80
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Purpose of Study 4
Waste Pretreatment 7
Radioisotope Forms Present in Waste 8
Cesium Removal 8
Strontium, Cerium, and Zirconium Removal 9
Ruthenium Removal 9
Integrated Treatment Process 10
Treatment Costs 12
Future Work 13
DESCRIPTION OF PUREX TANK FARM CONDENSATE WASTE. 14
Source of Waste 14
Radioisotopes Present in Purex Tank Farm Condensate. 16
Nonradioactive Substances Present in Purex Tank Farm
EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM 18
Description of Experimental Equipment 18
Waste Pretreatment Experiments 19
Radioisotope Adsorption Without Steam Stripping 21
Radioisotope Adsorption Following Steam Stripping 24
Thin Bed Adsorption Studies. . . . . . . , 30
REFERENCES. . . . . 31
APPENDIX A -- Adsorbents Used In Micro Pilot Plant Tests . 32
APPENDIX B -- Summary of Micro Pilot Plant Tests . . 35
APPENDIX C -- Clinoptilolite Beneficiation . . . . . 61
APPENDIX D -- Crushing Characteristics of Clinoptilolite . . 65
APPENDIX E -- Process Economics . . . . . . . 70
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Skarpelos, J.M. PROGRESS IN TREATMENT OF A RADIOACTIVE CONDENSATE WASTE, report, October 1, 1963; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc866645/m1/4/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.