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Vapor space characterization of waste tank 241-BX-104: Results from samples collected on 12/30/94

By K.H. Pool, M.W. Ligotke and B.D. McVeety


This report describes inorganic and organic analyses results from samples obtained from the headspace of the Hanford waste storage Tank 241-BX-104 (referred to as Tank BX-104). The results described here were obtained to support safety and toxicological evaluations. A summary of the results for inorganic and organic analytes is listed in Table 1. Detailed descriptions of the results appear in the text. Quantitative results were obtained. for the inorganic compounds ammonia (NH{sub 3}), nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}), nitric oxide (NO), and water (H{sub 2}O). Sampling for hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and sulfur oxides (SOx) was not requested. In addition, quantitative results were obtained for the 39 TO-14 compounds plus an additional 14 analytes. Of these, 13 were observed above the 5-ppbv reporting cutoff. Sixty-six organic tentatively identified compounds (TICs) were observed above the reporting cutoff of (ca.) 10 ppbv and are reported with concentrations that are semiquantitative estimates based on internal-standard response factors. The 10 organic analytes, with the highest estimated concentrations are listed in Table 1 and account for approximately 70% of the total organic components in Tank BX-104. Two permanent gases, carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O), were also detected

Topics: Hydrocarbons, Remedial Action, Monitoring, Chemical Analysis, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Radioactive Wastes, Underground Storage, Vapors, Acetone, Tanks, Sampling, Radioactive Waste Management, Hanford Reservation
Publisher: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/114593
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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