USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

REDUCTION OF LOW-LEVEL RADWASTE DISPOSAL IN WATER CLEAN-UP SYSTEMS BY USE OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2557
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2557
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nuclear Consulting Services
P.o. Box 29151 Columbus, OH 43229
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: REDUCTION OF LOW-LEVEL RADWASTE DISPOSAL IN WATER CLEAN-UP SYSTEMS BY USE OF MAGNETITE-
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORGANIC ION-EXCHANGERS ARE CURRENTLY USED TO CLEAN UP WATER IN BOILING WATER REACTORS. THIS PROCEDURE CREATES LARGE VOLUMES OF RADWASTE FOR DISPOSAL AND IS UNABLE TO MEET FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR WASTE CHARACTERISTICS. THE POSSIBILITY OF REPLACING THE LOW-TEMPERATURE, ION EXCHANGE BEDS BY HIGH-TEMPERATURE, HIGH-PRESSURE MAGNETITE BEDS HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS WOULD SIG- NIFICANTLY REDUCE THE SIZE AND THE COSTS OF THE RAD- WASTE DISPOSAL. BESIDES, IT WOULD ALSO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR HEAT EXCHANGERS, RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT HEAT SAVINGS AND THUS ADDITIONAL COST REDUCTIONS, AND WOULD SIMPLIFY CLEAN-UP PROCEDURES THAT WOULD IN TURN REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION OF THE SURROUNDINGS AND THE RADIOACTIVE EXPOSURE OF THE PERSONNEL. TO ACHIEVE THIS, RESEARCH IS PLANNED TO SYNTHESIZE AND CHARACTERIZE POROUS MAGNETITE BEADS; TO DETERMINE THE EFFICIENCY OF CO60 AND THE OVERALL RADIO- ACTIVITY REMOVAL BY MAGNETITE; AND TO SUDY THE EFFECT OF OTHER IONS ON CO60 ADSORPTION CAPACITY, THE THRESHOLD TEMPERATURE AT WHICH MAGNETITE BECOMES EFFECTIVE, AND THE RELEASE OF CO60 AND OTHER SPECIES AT THE SHUTDOWN TEMPERATURES, OPTIMAL BED DEPTHS, ETC.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Djordjiji R. Sain
Principal Investigator
6148465710

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nuclear Consulting Services
P.o. Box 29151 Columbus, OH 43229

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No