FACILITIES THROUGH RECLAMATION AND REUSE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1160
Agency Tracking Number:
1160
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
280 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA, 30339
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
T. RUTH HUGGINS
SR. RESEARCH ENGINEER
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
LARGE VOLUMES OF OILS CONTAMINATED WITH RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS ARE GENERATED ROUTINELY AT LARGE FIXED NUCLEAR FACILITIES, ESPECIALLY NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. THE OIL IS NOW USUALLY SOLIDIFIED AND DISPOSED OF AS RADIOACTIVE WASTE, WHICH IS CUMBERSOME AND EXPENSIVE. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WOULD PROVIDE THE DATA AND PROCESSES TO REDUCE THIS VOLUME THROUGH A RATIONAL THREE-PART PROGRAM: 1) PROCEDURES AND METHODS FOR OIL SEGREGATION AND CLASSIFICATION, 2) ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR ASSAYING THE RADIOACTIVE QUALITY OF OIL, AND 3) DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REMOVING RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS FROM OIL. THE REQUIRED DATA WILL BE GENERATED FROM 1) SURVEYS OF OIL TYPES AND QUANTITIES DISPOSED AT NUCLEAR FACILITIES, 2) MEASUREMENTS OF THE STATES AND FORMS OF THE RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS IN OILS, AND 3) TESTING SELECTED METHODS FOR REMOVING THE CONTAMINANTS. PRELIMINARY DESIGNS OF SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTING, CLASSIFYING, PROCESSING, AND CERTIFYING OILS FOR REUSE OR RELEASE FOR UNRESTRICTED USE, WILL BE PRODUCED.

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