Increased hydrogen release from a Savannah River Site high-level waste storage tank due to sparging [electronic resource] : Measurement and modeling results
- 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:
- 13 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Westinghouse Savannah River Company, 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
- During normal operations at the Savannah River Site (SRS), tanks containing high-level radioactive waste are continuously ventilated to prevent accumulation of hydrogen gas within the vapor space. However, during some maintenance operations, the ventilation is temporarily halted. During a 1990 ventilation outage, hydrogen accumulated in a tank vapor space much more rapidly than expected. The accelerated rate of hydrogen evolution was traced to an air sparge within the tank solution which significantly increased the rate of hydrogen mass transfer from the liquid waste to the vapor space.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/31/1993., "wsrc-ms--93-533", " conf-940225--80", "DE94008640", Waste management `94: working towards a cleaner environment,Tucson, AZ (United States),27 Feb - 3 Mar 1994., and Walker, D.D.; Lee, L.M.
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