Skip to main content

Removal of radionuclides in wastewaters utilizing potassium ferrate (VI)

Buy Article:

$30.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

ABSTRACT:

Jar tests were performed to demonstrate the applicability of using potassium ferrate (VI) [K2Fe04] to treat wastewaters containing americium and plutonium. Jar test treatment of tap water spiked with americium and plutonium with potassium ferrate lowered the gross alpha activity from 3.0 × 106 pCi/L to 6 000 pCi/L. An optimum treatment pH of 11.5 to 12.0 was found. At a Department of Energy (DOE) Facility demonstration, potassium ferrate treatment lowered gross alpha activity from 37 000 pCi/L to 40 pCi/L utilizing a two-step treatment process. The tests performed demonstrated that using potassium ferrate in the aqueous treatment plant at the DOE facility instead of the current treatment chemicals would ensure treatment requirements and discharge limits are met.

Keywords: coagulation; flocculation; potassium ferrate(VI); radioactive wastewater; solid-liquid separation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/WER.66.2.3

Publication date: March 1, 1994

More about this publication?
  • Water Environment Research® (WER®) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. An annual Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year.

    Published as: Sewage Works Journal, 1928 - 1949; Sewage and Industrial Wastes, 1950 - 1959; Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 1959 - Oct 1989; Research Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, Nov 1989 - 1991; Water Environment Research, 1992 - present.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Information for Advertisers
  • WEF Bookstore
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wer/1994/00000066/00000002/art00003
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more