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Design of Ad Hoc Filtration Beds for Treating Contaminated Waste Waters Final
Kaminski, M., M. Magnuson, K. Hepler, C. Oster, AND W. Jolin. Design of Ad Hoc Filtration Beds for Treating Contaminated Waste Waters Final. In Proceedings, WM2018 Symposium, Phoenix,AZ, March 18 - 22, 2018. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC, 1-12, (2018).
We employed the Gold Sim Contaminant Transport model to design a system of reactive filtration beds that may be used to selectively remove radioactive cesium and other radionuclides from contaminated waters. These filtration beds can be rapidly constructed ad hoc by using common materials that permit timely, in-field treatment of incoming contaminated waters generated during the response and recovery phase of a radioactive release event.
Sensitivity analyses on the system parameters revealed simple relationships between the bed design and the expected breakthrough of cesium, allowing us to generate a concise set of look-up tables to aid the early responders.