Accession Number:

ADA279114

Title:

Separation of Depleted Uranium Fragments from Gun Test Catchment. Volume 4. Bench-Scale Tests of Separating Depleted Uranium from Sand

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1988-Dec 1992

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This technical report is divided into four volumes. Volume I presents Summary and Recommendations, Volume II contains Catchment System Evaluation and Separating Methods, Volume III contains an Economic Comparison of Disposal Options, and Volume IV documents Bench-Scale Tests for Separation. Phase 2 activities are described for a task entitled Separation of Depleted Uranium Fragment from Gun Test Catchments, Vol. IV, sponsored by the Air Force Engineering and Service Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The purpose of the work is to develop an improved means for separating depleted uranium projectile fragments from target materials, principally sand. The Phase 2 activities included bench-scale tests of separation processes that had the potential to minimize the amount of contaminated sand that must be treated as radioactive waste. The tests reported here achieved a high degree of separation but did not manage to meet the 35-pCig requirement for unrestricted disposal

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE