Accession Number : ADA319336

Title :   Decontamination of Radioactive Waste Air. I.

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Hammond, R. P.

PDF Url : ADA319336

Report Date : 03 OCT 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Contaminated waste air has been treated with a baffle-plate scrubbing tower with 42 plates in three stages. The air was sampled for activity before and after each stage and the effect of several process variables investigated. With only six plates per stage in use the efficiency for plain cold water washing was 99.6 percent or better, and was 99.92 percent for the cloud chamber mode of operation. Some data on particle size and preliminary engineering figures are given.

Descriptors :   *DECONTAMINATION, *WASTE DISPOSAL, *RADIOACTIVE WASTES, *RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, *AIR POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT, WATER POLLUTION, GAMMA RAYS, NAVAL RESEARCH, CONTAMINATION, BETA PARTICLES, NUCLEAR RADIATION PROTECTION, AIR ENTRAINMENT, BAFFLES, CLOUD CHAMBERS, WASTE GASES, AIR FILTERS, ALPHA COUNTERS, WASTE COLLECTION.

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Radiation Pollution and Control
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE