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Electrochemical dissolution into nitric acid has been developed as a decontamination process for metallic items, both for immersion and in situ use. Not only is the spent electrolyte compatible with existing waste treatment routes, potentially yielding an immobilised product volume of 0.6 dm3/m2 area treated, but it also suppresses any hydrogen production. Both processes have been developed from laboratory to microprocessor-controlled pilot-scale units, which have been demonstrated successfully for the treatment of genuine waste, reducing activity levels to background.

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Authors: TURNER A D ET AL., AEA Technology, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14192 EN (1993) 301 pp., FS, ECU 36.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5245-9
Record Number: 199310304 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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