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David Blanchard

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Smith C, R Schepens, DL Blanchard, Jr, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2011. "Pilot Scale Testing of Continuous Sludge Leaching Process and Near Tank Cesium Removal." In WM 2011: Global Achievements and Challenges in Waste Management, February 27 - March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 11377.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 


  • Blanchard DL, Jr, DN Tran, DE Kurath, and TL Sams. 2010. "Development and Testing of a Near Tank Cesium Removal Process." In Waste Management Symposium 2009: Waste Management for the Nuclear Renaissance, p. Paper No. 9222.  Arizona Board of Regents, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Wagner GW, LR Procell, DC Sorrick, GE Lawson, CM Wells, CM Reynolds, DB Ringelberg, KL Foley, GJ Lumetta, and DL Blanchard, Jr. 2010. "All-Weather Hydrogen Peroxide-Based Decontamination of CBRN Contaminants ." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 49(7):3099-3105. 




  • Peterson RA, SK Fiskum, ST Arm, and DL Blanchard, Jr. 2006. "Cesium Removal Demonstration Using Selected Actual Waste Samples from the Hanford Reservation Tank Farm." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2361-2371. 
  • Brooks KP, BS Augspurger, DL Blanchard, Jr, JM Cuta, SK Fiskum, and MR Thorson. 2006. "Hydraulic Testing of Ion Exchange Resins for Cesium Removal from Hanford Tank Waste ." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2391-2408. 
  • Burgeson IE, JR Deschane, BJ Cook, DL Blanchard, Jr, and DR Weier. 2006. "Evaluation of Elution Parameters for Cesium Ion Exchange Resins." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2373-2390.  doi:10.1080/01496390600744423
  • Fiskum SK, DL Blanchard, Jr, MJ Steele, KK Thomas, TLT Trang-Le, and MR Thorson. 2006. "Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Resin Testing for Cesium Removal from Hanford Tank Waste Simulant." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2461-2474. 


  • Fiskum SK, DL Blanchard, Jr, ST Arm, and RA Peterson. 2005. "CESIUM REMOVAL FROM SIMULATED AND ACTUAL HANFORD TANK WASTE USING ION EXCHANGE." Separation Science and Technology 40(1-3):51-67.  doi:10.1081/SS-200041760
  • Arm ST, DL Blanchard, Jr, and SK Fiskum. 2005. "Chemical Degradation of an Ion Exchange Resin Processing Salt Solutions." Separation and Purification Technology 43(1):59-69.  doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2004.10.001
  • Burgeson IE, JR Deschane, and DL Blanchard, Jr. 2005. "Removal of Technetium from Hanford Tank Waste Supernates." Separation Science and Technology 40(1-3):201-223. 
  • Fiskum SK, DL Blanchard, Jr, MJ Steele, and JJ Wagner. 2005. "Analysis of Spent SuperLigŪ 644 Resin Used for Cesium Removal from Hanford Tank Wastes." Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange 24(1):65-79.  doi:10.1080/07366290500388426


  • Toth JJ, DL Blanchard, Jr, ST Arm, and MW Urie. 2004. "Partition Coefficients of Selected Compounds Using Ion Exchange Separation of Cesium From High Level Waste." In AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings, April 25-29, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana , pp. 2642-2651.  American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, NY. 

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