SAVANNAH UPGRADING PROGRAM ION-EXCHANGER ARRANGEMENTS
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.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1189.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyAtomic Energy Division
Lynchburg, VA United States 24504
- Malley, J D
- Publication Date: 1960-11-11
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Nuclear fuels; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor safety
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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