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In-situ method for treating residual sodium

United States Patent

July 19, 2005
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A unique process for deactivating residual sodium in Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) systems which uses humidified (but not saturated) carbon dioxide at ambient temperature and pressure to convert residual sodium into solid sodium bicarbonate.
Sherman; Steven R. (Idaho Falls, ID), Henslee; S. Paul (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
10/ 154,391
May 22, 2002
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.