The feasibility of recovering radioactive purge gas from the nuclear reactor containment compartment of the N.S. Savannah is described. The quantity, quality, and nature of the xenon, kryton and compounds of iodine that could be released in the event of a maximum credible accident were determined, and became part of the design criteria discussed. In order to obtain an information source for system selection, a literature survey was undertaken and an analysis of the literature is presented. Five basic systems were studied and are described in detail. A final evaluation based on reliability, ease of operation and maintenance, and initial cost resulted in the selection of a solid absorption system with cryogenic enrichment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number IGE-17.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Reduction Company, Incorporated

    AIRCO Industrial Gases Division
    New York, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1965-4-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IGE-17 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2206
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM