Radioactive Contamination Removal from Waste Water: Engineering Design Features

by Mark C. Culbreath,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 3, Pg. 41-54

Document Type: Journal Paper


The first of two papers relating to the design and operation of a plant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the collection, treatment, and disposal of large volume (0.5 - 0.7 mgd), low-level radioactive liquid waste. The paper covers the design of the lime-soda softening process treatment plant for the removal of strontium and the total rare earths from process waste water.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Water pollution | Wastewater management | Hydraulic design | Wastewater treatment plants | Industrial wastes | Water treatment plants | Waste disposal

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