Accession Number : ADA195655

Title :   Filtration System for Removal of Depleted Uranium from Water.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 11 Jun-31 Dec 87,

Corporate Author : TTI ENGINEERING NORWOOD MA

Personal Author(s) : Farrell, Lauren T ; Bartlett, Paul T ; Olechiw, W J

PDF Url : ADA195655

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : Previous depleted uranium munitions testing at Eglin AFB has resulted in 500 to 35,000 gallons of waste water containing: a. DU concentrations from 2.5 x 10 (-5 to the power) to 9 x 10 (-8 to the power) microcuries/mL. b. DU particles equal to and greater than 0.1 micron in size. Eglin personnel reasoned that if particles could be filtered from the waste water down to a 0.1 micron size, the waste water could be disposed of on-site and comply with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) standard of 35 pCi/g of soil. The objective of the program was to compare the effectiveness of three cross-flow membrane modules using a pilot-scale microfiltration system that was: (1) designed to process the waste water described above, and (2) designed to allow direct scale-up to a system that is capable of processing 35,000 gallons of waste water that can then be disposed of on-site within applicable standards.

Descriptors :   *DEPLETED URANIUM, *FILTRATION, *WASTE WATER, REMOVAL, CROSS FLOW, STANDARDS, RADIOACTIVITY, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Radiation Pollution and Control
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE