Magnetic separation for soil decontamination [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1993. 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:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- High gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) is a physical separation process that is used to extract magnetic particles from mixtures. The technology is used on a large scale in the kaolin clay industry to whiten or brighten kaolin clay and increase its value. Because all uranium and plutonium compounds are slightly magnetic, HGMS can be used to separate these contaminants from non-magnetic soils. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was signed in 1992 between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lockheed Environmental Systems and Technologies Company (LESAT) to develop HGMS for soil decontamination. This paper reports progress and describes the HGMS technology.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 02/01/1993., "la-ur--93-229", " conf-930205--8", "DE93007375", Waste management `93,Tucson, AZ (United States),28 Feb - 4 Mar 1993., and Stewart, W.F.; Hill, D.D.; Prenger, F.C.; Avens, L.R.; Worl, L.A.; Padilla, D.D.; Tolt, T.L.; deAguero, K.J.
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