AbstractThe Tank Side Cesium Removal (TSCR) system, currently operational by Washington River Protection Solutions LLC (WRPS), prepares initial low-activity Hanford waste tank supernate feeds for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. In addition to entrained solids removal from the supernate, the primary goal of TSCR is to remove cesium-137 (137Cs) by ion exchange, allowing contact handling of the liquid effluent product at the WTP as governed by a waste acceptance criterion (WAC). Specific to 137Cs, this requirement is 30-mesh particles) placed in 1.5-cm-inner-diameter columns. Feed was processed at 1.9 bed volumes (BV) per hour; the flowrate, in terms of contact time with the CST bed, matched the expected flowrate at TSCR. Table S.1 and Figure S.1 summarize the measured AP-105 Cs load performance for each feed condition.
Published: September 8, 2023