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Title: Effluent Management Facility Evaporator Bottoms: Waste Streams Formulation and Waste Form Qualification Testing

Abstract

This report describes the results from grout formulation and cementitious waste form testing performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS). These results are part of a screening test that investigates grout formulations proposed for encapsulating a wide range of compositions predicted to be present in evaporator bottoms wastes from the Hanford Effluent Management Facility (EMF). This work supports the technical development need for alternative treatment and disposition paths for the EMF evaporator bottoms waste and future direct-feed low-activity waste (DFLAW) operations at the Hanford Site. High-priority activities included simulant production, grout formulation, and cementitious waste form testing. The work contained within this report relates to waste form development and testing, but does not directly support the 2017 Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) performance assessment (PA). However, this work contains information useful for future PA updates [beyond fiscal year (FY) 2017] and future waste form development efforts. These analytical results can be used by (i) cementitious waste form scientists to further the understanding of cementitious leach behavior of contaminants of concern (COCs), (ii) decision makers interested in off-site waste form disposal, and (iii) the U.S. Department of Energy, their Hanford Site contractors, and stakeholders as theymore » continue to assess the IDF PA program at the Hanford Site. The reported results help fill existing data gaps, support final selection of a cementitious waste form for the EMF evaporator bottoms waste, and improve the technical defensibility of long-term waste form risk estimates.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (Korea, Republic of); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1460056
Report Number(s):
RPT-SWCS-012, Rev 1.0; PNNL-26570, Rev 1.0
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Saslow, Sarah A., Um, Wooyong, Russell, Renee L., Williams, Benjamin D., Assmussen, Robert M., Varga, Tamas, Qafoku, Odeta, Riley, Brian J., Lawter, Amanda R., Snyder, Michelle M.V., Baum, Steven R., and Leavy, Ian I. Effluent Management Facility Evaporator Bottoms: Waste Streams Formulation and Waste Form Qualification Testing. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1460056.
Saslow, Sarah A., Um, Wooyong, Russell, Renee L., Williams, Benjamin D., Assmussen, Robert M., Varga, Tamas, Qafoku, Odeta, Riley, Brian J., Lawter, Amanda R., Snyder, Michelle M.V., Baum, Steven R., & Leavy, Ian I. Effluent Management Facility Evaporator Bottoms: Waste Streams Formulation and Waste Form Qualification Testing. United States. doi:10.2172/1460056.
Saslow, Sarah A., Um, Wooyong, Russell, Renee L., Williams, Benjamin D., Assmussen, Robert M., Varga, Tamas, Qafoku, Odeta, Riley, Brian J., Lawter, Amanda R., Snyder, Michelle M.V., Baum, Steven R., and Leavy, Ian I. Thu . "Effluent Management Facility Evaporator Bottoms: Waste Streams Formulation and Waste Form Qualification Testing". United States. doi:10.2172/1460056. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1460056.
@article{osti_1460056,
title = {Effluent Management Facility Evaporator Bottoms: Waste Streams Formulation and Waste Form Qualification Testing},
author = {Saslow, Sarah A. and Um, Wooyong and Russell, Renee L. and Williams, Benjamin D. and Assmussen, Robert M. and Varga, Tamas and Qafoku, Odeta and Riley, Brian J. and Lawter, Amanda R. and Snyder, Michelle M.V. and Baum, Steven R. and Leavy, Ian I.},
abstractNote = {This report describes the results from grout formulation and cementitious waste form testing performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS). These results are part of a screening test that investigates grout formulations proposed for encapsulating a wide range of compositions predicted to be present in evaporator bottoms wastes from the Hanford Effluent Management Facility (EMF). This work supports the technical development need for alternative treatment and disposition paths for the EMF evaporator bottoms waste and future direct-feed low-activity waste (DFLAW) operations at the Hanford Site. High-priority activities included simulant production, grout formulation, and cementitious waste form testing. The work contained within this report relates to waste form development and testing, but does not directly support the 2017 Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) performance assessment (PA). However, this work contains information useful for future PA updates [beyond fiscal year (FY) 2017] and future waste form development efforts. These analytical results can be used by (i) cementitious waste form scientists to further the understanding of cementitious leach behavior of contaminants of concern (COCs), (ii) decision makers interested in off-site waste form disposal, and (iii) the U.S. Department of Energy, their Hanford Site contractors, and stakeholders as they continue to assess the IDF PA program at the Hanford Site. The reported results help fill existing data gaps, support final selection of a cementitious waste form for the EMF evaporator bottoms waste, and improve the technical defensibility of long-term waste form risk estimates.},
doi = {10.2172/1460056},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}