Accession Number : AD0415023

Title :   AN EVALUATION PROGRAM FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE INCINERATION,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Kyritsis,William ; Dennis,Richard

Report Date : MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A 50 lb/hr incinerator for the concentration of low-level radioactive combustible waste was designed and fabricated. This experimental unit was designed to investigate the effects of varying (1) the location, number, and orientation of overfire air inlets, (2) the inlet velocity and mass flow rate of primary and secondary combustion air, and (3) the auxiliary gas fuel supply to the primary and secondary combustion chambers. After optimum performance conditions are established, radioactive tracers will be utilized to evaluate the radiological limits of the unit, and actual radioactive waste will be incinerated. Experimental equipment will be eliminated in a final prototype design. Gas cleaning equipment, which will be required to maintain control of the release of radioactivity within federal regulations, will consist of conventionally manufactured stock items. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIOACTIVE WASTES, INCINERATORS), (*INCINERATORS, RADIOACTIVE WASTES), AIR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE