Reactive amendment saltstone (RAS). A novel approach for improved sorption/retention of radionuclides such as technetium and iodine
This study examined the use of reactive amendments (hydroxyapatite, activated carbon, and two types of organoclays) that prior research suggests may improve retention of 99Tc and 129I. Tests were conducted using surrogates for 99Tc (NaReO4) and 129I (NaI). Results showed that adding up to 10% of organoclay improved the retention of Re without adversely impacting hydraulic properties. To a lesser extent, iodine retention was also improved by adding up to 10% organoclay. Numerical modeling showed that using organoclay as a reactive barrier may significantly retard 99Tc release from saltstone disposal units.
- Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
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- 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; TECHNETIUM 99; IODINE 129; ACTIVATED CARBON; SODIUM IODIDES; APATITES; CLAYS; SORPTION; SODIUM OXIDES; RHENIUM OXIDES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONTAINMENT; RADIOISOTOPES; HYDRAULICS; RHENIUM; SODIUM NITRATES; CONCRETES; FLY ASH
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