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Application Of Magnetic Fields To The Decontamination And Cleansing Of Co-60 Contaminated Oils, Through The Extraction Of Ferromagnetic Sludge

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR030081

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

1176.54 kb

Author(s)

A. Chávez, H. Jiménez-Domínguez, C.Gutiérrez, M.E. Camacho, A. Cortés, A. Becerril, R. López-Callejas & V.H. Magadán

Abstract

Application of magnetic fields to the decontamination and cleansing of Go-60 contaminated oils, through the extraction of ferromagnetic sludge A. Chal-ez. 11. Jimenez-Dominguez, C. Gutierrez, M. E. Cainacho. A. Cortes. A. Becerril, R. Lbpez-Callejas & V. H. Magadan. Inslituto Nacio~zcrl u% lrzveslig~rcioner Nuc1eur.c.s ~Wc'xico Abstract An inexpensive. alternative, simple technique to decontaminate and clean used-up oils slightly contaminated with Co-GO, Mn-54 and Zn-65 is presented. This technique takes advantage of the ferromagnetic properties of the material suspended in the contaminated oils and is based on the use oS small, con~mercial, inexpensive magncts. The preliminary results, which are also presented, demonstrate the feasibility of this technique when applied to oils at the laboratory scale. The efficiency of the technique rnakes possible an easy separation of the radioactive material in the form of sludge, which may be disposed of as any lowlevel radioactive wask. In accordance wit

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