COMPARISON OF OXALIC ACID CLEANING RESULTS AT SRS AND HANFORD AND THE IMPACT ON ENHANCED CHEMICAL CLEANING DEPLOYMENT Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title COMPARISON OF OXALIC ACID CLEANING RESULTS AT SRS AND HANFORD AND THE IMPACT ON ENHANCED CHEMICAL CLEANING DEPLOYMENT

Creator

  • Author: Spires, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ketusky, E.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: Savannah River Site (S.C.)
    Place of Publication: South Carolina
    Additional Info: SRS

Date

  • Creation: 2010-01-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Waste tanks must be rendered clean enough to satisfy very rigorous tank closure requirements. During bulk waste removal, most of the radioactive sludge and salt waste is removed from the waste tank. The waste residue on the tank walls and interior components and the waste heel at the bottom of the tank must be removed prior to tank closure to render the tank clean enough to meet the regulatory requirement for tank closure. Oxalic acid has been used within the DOE complex to clean residual materials from carbon steel tanks with varying degrees of success. Oxalic acid cleaning will be implemented at both the Savannah River Site and Hanford to clean tanks and serves as the core cleaning technology in the process known as Enhanced Chemical Cleaning. Enhanced Chemical Cleaning also employs a process that decomposes the spent oxalic acid solutions. The oxalic acid cleaning campaigns that have been performed at the two sites dating back to the 1980's are compared. The differences in the waste characteristics, oxalic acid concentrations, flushing, available infrastructure and execution of the campaigns are discussed along with the impact on the effectiveness of the process. The lessons learned from these campaigns that are being incorporated into the project for Enhanced Chemical Cleaning are also explored.

Subject

  • Keyword: Removal
  • Keyword: Sludges
  • Keyword: Carbon Steels
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Wastes
  • Keyword: Closures
  • Keyword: Age Estimation
  • Keyword: Cleaning
  • Keyword: Tanks
  • Keyword: Savannah River Plant
  • Keyword: Residues
  • Keyword: Oxalic Acid

Source

  • Conference: WM2010 Conference

Collection

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

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: SRR-LWE-2010-00002
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-09SR22505
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 970832
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc931665

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