• Materials Science
  • Published 2012

Corrosion Testing of Carbon Steel in Oxalic Acid that Contains Dissolved Iron

@inproceedings{Mickalonis2012CorrosionTO,
  title={Corrosion Testing of Carbon Steel in Oxalic Acid that Contains Dissolved Iron},
  author={John I. Mickalonis and Karthik H. Subramanian and Bruce J. Wiersma and Allan Glargaard Hansen},
  year={2012}
}
Radioactive liquid waste has been stored in underground carbon steel tanks for nearly 60 years at the Savannah River Site. The site is currently in the process of removing the waste from these tanks in order to place it into vitrified, stable state for longer term storage. The last stage in the removal sequence is a chemical cleaning step that breaks up and dissolves metal oxide solids that cannot be easily pumped out of the tank. Oxalic acid (OA) will be used to chemically clean the tanks… CONTINUE READING