1996

Problem Statement

Task I:

Decontamination of underground storage tanks and the surrounding soil. The hazardous contaminates of concern include halogenated solvents, volatile organics, heavy metals, radionuclides, and poly-chlorinated biphenyls.

Task II:

Decontamination of a waste form containing high levels of plutonium and RECRA listed solvents. This waste, in the form of fiber wound filter cartridges, (made by Ful Flo7) resulted from the filtration of lathe coolant comprised of Texaco Regal Type A oil (#643) and carbon tetrachloride containing minute machine cuttings of plutonium.

Task III:

Decontamination of radiologically contaminated waste units (i.e. seepage basins) that have vegetation growing in the sediments and/or in the immediate area of the waste unit. Vegetation uptakes the contaminants, including radionuclides, creating an immediate hazard due to direct exposure to radiation because of vegetation mobility and brush movement.

Participants

California State – Fullerton

Clarkson University

Cleveland State

Mesa State College

Michigan State University

Montana Tech

Montana Tech

Navajo Community College

New Mexico State University

New Mexico Tech

Oregon State University

Texas A & M

Tufts University

University of Akron

Univ of Alabama – Huntsville

University of Arkansas

University of Idaho

University of New Mexico

University of Illinois – Chicago

University of Minnesota – Duluth

University of New Mexico

University of Oklahoma

West Virginia University

Winners

Task 1

First Place

Clarkson

Second Place

Univ. Idaho

Third Place

Michigan State

Best Bench-scale

Clarkson

Best Written Paper

Univ of Akron

Best Oral

University of Idaho

Most Innovative Solution

Oregon State

Outstanding Solution

Montana Tech

Task 2

First Place

New Mexico Tech

Second Place

Montana State

Third Place

University of Arkansas

Best Bench-scale

University of Arkansas

Best Written Paper

New Mexico Tech

Best Oral

Univ. Arkansas

Best Approach

Mesa State College

Best Performance

Michigan State

Outstanding Technical Merit

Mesa State College

Task 3

First Place

Univ. Idaho

Second Place

Univ. Minnesota

Third Place

Tufts University

Best Bench-scale

Univ. Idaho

Best Written Paper

Univ. New Mexico

Best Oral

New Mexico State University

Best Approach

Univ. Idaho

Best Performance

Tufts Univ.

Outstanding Technical Merit

Univ. Idaho

Overall

First Place

University of Idaho

Exceptional School Effort

Univ. Alabama

Outstanding Team Effort

NCC & Univ. Oklahoma

School Spirit

Montana Tech

Most Resourceful Bench-scale

Mesa State College

Exceptional Individual Effort

Clarkson

“Never Say Die”

Texas A&M

“Tenacity”

Cleveland State Univ

“Creativity” Award

West Virginia

“Cost Effective” Award

Cal. State Fullerton

“Team Versitility”

Univ. Illinois – Chicago
Summary

University Participants

230

Faculty Advisors

50

University Teams

30

University Schools

22