INVESTIGATION OF METHODS FOR RADIOACTIVE RESIN DISPOSAL

Water flowing through the primary piping system of a nuclear reactor may be partially demineralized by passage through a mixed bed ion-exchange resin causing this resin to become radioactively contaminated. When the resin is completely deactivated it is not feasible to regenerate it by standard methods since the regenerating fluids would then become radioactive. Two materials were tested for immobilizing the contaminated resin within a container to provide effective shielding against the radioactivity. A mixture of litharge and glycerine as binding material gave satisfactory results in all tests, regardless of the chemical activity of the resin. A cement-sand-resin mixture, because of its sensitivity to the degree of activity of the ion-exchange resin, was proven unsatisfactory for this application.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TSD-59-117.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Dynamics

    Quincy, MA  USA  02169
  • Authors:
    • Craven, F J
  • Publication Date: 1959-5-19

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: M 786 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-338
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM