Removal of an acid fume system contaminated with perchlorates located within hot cell [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1992. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 11 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- An add scrubbing system located within the confines of a highly radioactive hot cell at Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) was remotely removed. The acid scrubbing system was routinely used for the dissolution of irradiated reactor fuel samples and structural materials. Perchloric acid was one of the acids used in the dissolution process and remained in the system with its inherent risks. Personnel could not enter the hot cell to perform the dismantling of the acid scabbing system due to the high radiation field and the explosion potential associated with the perchlorates. A robot was designed and built at ANL-W and used to dismantle the system without the need for personnel entry into the hot cell. The robot was also used for size reduction of removed components and loading of the removed components into waste containers.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 09/01/1992., "anl/fe/cp--76227", " conf-921102--40", "DE93004230", Joint American Nuclear Society/European Nuclear Society (ANS/ENS) international meeting on fifty years of controlled nuclear chain reaction: past, present, and future,Chicago, IL (United States),15-20 Nov 1992., and Michelbacher, J.A.; Krsul, J.R.; Knighton, G.C.; Henslee, S.P.; Rosenberg, K.E.; Vroman, W.R.
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