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1549118 
Journal Article 
Silica-based chemical gel for decontamination of radionuclides 
Jung, CH; Choi, BS; Moon, JK; Won, HJ; Lee, KW; Kim, CK 
2012 
Yes 
Asian Journal of Chemistry
ISSN: 0970-7077
EISSN: 0975-427X 
24 
4145-4148 
English 
The appropriate combination of viscosifier and coviscosifier is a very important factor in the control of the viscosity and adhesion properties of chemical decontamination gels. A chemical decontamination gel was prepared by adding gelling agents composed of a pyro Si viscosifier and PEG-based non-ionic coviscosifier (tripropylene glycol butyl ether and tripropylene glycol dodecyl ether) into a Ce(IV) solution stabilized in concentrated nitric acid. The decontamination and rheological behaviours, along with the drying behaviours of a chemical gel for SUS 304 metallic surfaces contaminated with Co and Cs radionuclides were investigated. A chemical gel containing a 0.5 wt % tripropylene glycol dodecyl ether coviscosifier was more effective in terms of the rheological and drying-detachment properties and the radionucleide decontamination effectiveness in particular, compared to tripropylene glycol butyl ether. 
Decontamination; Silica; Gel; Radionuclides 
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