The following task was assigned to B&W by the Atomic Energy Commission: Demineralizer Rearrangement: Investigate rearranging demineralizer so that two units are in series at all times. Consider such items as piping changes, decontamination factor, and bedlife. In the broad sense, this question asks what resin or filtration medium permutations can be made to improve the service life, decontamination factor, and overall operational efficiency of the primary purification system demineralizer units, and minimize the effect of breakthrough. These improvements must be compatible with the present system. Resolution of this assignment is made by considering the advantages and disadvantages of five possible ion-exchange resin and/or filter medium arrangements. These five arrangements include the present system design which is included as a basis of comparison. It is concluded that a scheme which uses a cation resin bed in series with a mixed bed demineralizer is the most advantageous rearrangement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1189.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  United States  24504
  • Authors:
    • Malley, J D
  • Publication Date: 1960-11-11

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  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-1)-2468
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM