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A mobile pilot plant has been constructed for the wet oxidation, using activated hydrogen peroxide, of organic-containing radioactive wastes. The treatment of several radioactive organic wastes has been demonstrated successfully using the mobile pilot plant. These wastes comprised pressurized water reactor (PWR) type mixed bed ion exchange resin, PWR circuit decontamination waste, and an organic sludge waste stored at the Winfrith steam generating heavy water reactor site. The results of small and pilot plant scale studies with non-radioactive stimulants support the conclusion that the organic components of radioactive wastes other than ion exchange resin, such as decontamination solutions and foams, cellulosic waste and organic scintillant solutions can be effectively removed using wet oxidation. The potential benefits of applying this technology to common organic radioactive wastes are discussed with regard to waste volume reduction and waste management economics. This report presents the work plan, methodology, results and conclusions of the research.

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Authors: TWISSEL M A, AEA Technology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester (GB);HOLT N S, AEA Technology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16776 EN (1996) 70pp., FS, ECU 8.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6189-4
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