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Title: HLW Melter Control Strategy Without Visual Feedback VSL-12R2500-1 Rev 0

Abstract

Plans for the treatment of high level waste (HL W) at the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) are based upon the inventory of the tank wastes, the anticipated performance of the pretreatment processes, and current understanding of the capability of the borosilicate glass waste form [I]. The WTP HLW melter design, unlike earlier DOE melter designs, incorporates an active glass bubbler system. The bubblers create active glass pool convection and thereby improve heat and mass transfer and increase glass melting rates. The WTP HLW melter has a glass surface area of 3.75 m{sup 2} and depth of ~ 1.1 m. The two melters in the HLW facility together are designed to produce up to 7.5 MT of glass per day at 100% availability. Further increases in HL W waste processing rates can potentially be achieved by increasing the melter operating temperature above 1150°C and by increasing the waste loading in the glass product. Increasing the waste loading also has the added benefit of decreasing the number of canisters for storage.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection, Richland, Washington (United States)
  2. The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1059482
Report Number(s):
ORP-53936 REV 0
VSL-12R2500-1; TRN: US1300286
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC27-08RV14800
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Kruger, A A., Joseph, Innocent, Matlack, Keith S., Callow, Richard A., Abramowitz, Howard, Pegg, Ian L., Brandys, Marek, and Kot, Wing K. HLW Melter Control Strategy Without Visual Feedback VSL-12R2500-1 Rev 0. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1059482.
Kruger, A A., Joseph, Innocent, Matlack, Keith S., Callow, Richard A., Abramowitz, Howard, Pegg, Ian L., Brandys, Marek, & Kot, Wing K. HLW Melter Control Strategy Without Visual Feedback VSL-12R2500-1 Rev 0. United States. doi:10.2172/1059482.
Kruger, A A., Joseph, Innocent, Matlack, Keith S., Callow, Richard A., Abramowitz, Howard, Pegg, Ian L., Brandys, Marek, and Kot, Wing K. Tue . "HLW Melter Control Strategy Without Visual Feedback VSL-12R2500-1 Rev 0". United States. doi:10.2172/1059482. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1059482.
@article{osti_1059482,
title = {HLW Melter Control Strategy Without Visual Feedback VSL-12R2500-1 Rev 0},
author = {Kruger, A A. and Joseph, Innocent and Matlack, Keith S. and Callow, Richard A. and Abramowitz, Howard and Pegg, Ian L. and Brandys, Marek and Kot, Wing K.},
abstractNote = {Plans for the treatment of high level waste (HL W) at the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) are based upon the inventory of the tank wastes, the anticipated performance of the pretreatment processes, and current understanding of the capability of the borosilicate glass waste form [I]. The WTP HLW melter design, unlike earlier DOE melter designs, incorporates an active glass bubbler system. The bubblers create active glass pool convection and thereby improve heat and mass transfer and increase glass melting rates. The WTP HLW melter has a glass surface area of 3.75 m{sup 2} and depth of ~ 1.1 m. The two melters in the HLW facility together are designed to produce up to 7.5 MT of glass per day at 100% availability. Further increases in HL W waste processing rates can potentially be achieved by increasing the melter operating temperature above 1150°C and by increasing the waste loading in the glass product. Increasing the waste loading also has the added benefit of decreasing the number of canisters for storage.},
doi = {10.2172/1059482},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}