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Title: Final Report: Vitrification of Inorganic Ion-Exchange Media, VSL-16R3710-1

Abstract

One of the primary roles of waste pretreatment at the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is to separate the majority of the radioactive components from the majority of the nonradioactive components in retrieved tank wastes, producing a high level waste (HLW) stream and a low activity waste (LAW) stream. This separation process is a key element in the overall strategy to reduce the volume of HLW that requires vitrification and subsequent disposal in a national deep geological repository for high level nuclear waste. After removal of the radioactive constituents, the LAW stream, which has a much larger volume but smaller fraction of radioactivity than the HLW stream, will be immobilized and disposed of in near surface facilities at the Hanford site.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) Office of River Protection (ORP); USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW); Atkins Energy Federal EPC, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1423889
Report Number(s):
ORP-61830
TRN: US1801778
DOE Contract Number:  
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; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE PROCESSING; VITRIFICATION; SEPARATION PROCESSES

Citation Formats

Kot, Wing K., Pegg, Ian L., Brandys, Marek, and Penafiel, Miguel. Final Report: Vitrification of Inorganic Ion-Exchange Media, VSL-16R3710-1. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1423889.
Kot, Wing K., Pegg, Ian L., Brandys, Marek, & Penafiel, Miguel. Final Report: Vitrification of Inorganic Ion-Exchange Media, VSL-16R3710-1. United States. doi:10.2172/1423889.
Kot, Wing K., Pegg, Ian L., Brandys, Marek, and Penafiel, Miguel. Wed . "Final Report: Vitrification of Inorganic Ion-Exchange Media, VSL-16R3710-1". United States. doi:10.2172/1423889. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1423889.
@article{osti_1423889,
title = {Final Report: Vitrification of Inorganic Ion-Exchange Media, VSL-16R3710-1},
author = {Kot, Wing K. and Pegg, Ian L. and Brandys, Marek and Penafiel, Miguel},
abstractNote = {One of the primary roles of waste pretreatment at the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is to separate the majority of the radioactive components from the majority of the nonradioactive components in retrieved tank wastes, producing a high level waste (HLW) stream and a low activity waste (LAW) stream. This separation process is a key element in the overall strategy to reduce the volume of HLW that requires vitrification and subsequent disposal in a national deep geological repository for high level nuclear waste. After removal of the radioactive constituents, the LAW stream, which has a much larger volume but smaller fraction of radioactivity than the HLW stream, will be immobilized and disposed of in near surface facilities at the Hanford site.},
doi = {10.2172/1423889},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}