Description: Decontamination of a high-temperature pressurizedwater reactor core- coolant recirculation system following a fuel element cladding failure requires the dissolution of uranium oxides + uranium metal. An oxalic--peroxide-peracetic solution was developed which was found to be superior to other solutions for this task. The solution composition is: oxalic acid, 2.3 g/l: sodium oxalate, 32.0 g/ l; hydrogen peroxide, 15.0 g/l; 8-quinolinol, 1.0 g/l; and 40% peracetic acid, 12.5 g/l. 8-Quinolinol suppresses the decomposition of H/sub 2/O/sub 2/ in steel vessels. Corrosion data indicate that, of all the structural materials tested, only brass and brass alloys are corronded to any extent by this solution. This solution was used in the decontamination of the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor. (D.L.C.)
Date: December 31, 1962
Creator: Weed, R. D.
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