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Title: Glass production rate in electric furnaces for radioactive waste vitrification

Abstract

Correlating the melting rates of feeds in electric melters with results of simple laboratory experiments can help evaluate melter feed additives and their effects on melting rate, and support the feed scheduling and plant operation. A recently proposed melting rate correlation (MRC) equation, relating the melting rate to melt viscosity, feed-to-glass conversion heat, and cold-cap bottom temperature, was tested using data from experiments covering various feed compositions and melter operating parameters. The MRC equation is shown to reasonably represent the measured data and thus can be used to quantify how individual variables (melt viscosity, cold-cap bottom temperature, conversion heat, melter operating temperature, and bubbling rate) affect the glass production rate.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [1];  [5]
  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
  2. EMERITUS PROGRAM
  3. Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague
  4. Institute of Chemical Technology - Laboratory of Inorganic Materials - Czech Republic
  5. OFFICE RIVER PROTECTION
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1557238
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-140324
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lee, Seung Min, Hrma, Pavel R., Pokorny, Richard, Klouzek, Jaroslav, Klouzek, Jaroslav, Eaton, William C., and Kruger, Albert A. Glass production rate in electric furnaces for radioactive waste vitrification. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1111/jace.16463.
Lee, Seung Min, Hrma, Pavel R., Pokorny, Richard, Klouzek, Jaroslav, Klouzek, Jaroslav, Eaton, William C., & Kruger, Albert A. Glass production rate in electric furnaces for radioactive waste vitrification. United States. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16463
Lee, Seung Min, Hrma, Pavel R., Pokorny, Richard, Klouzek, Jaroslav, Klouzek, Jaroslav, Eaton, William C., and Kruger, Albert A. 2019. "Glass production rate in electric furnaces for radioactive waste vitrification". United States. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16463.
@article{osti_1557238,
title = {Glass production rate in electric furnaces for radioactive waste vitrification},
author = {Lee, Seung Min and Hrma, Pavel R. and Pokorny, Richard and Klouzek, Jaroslav and Klouzek, Jaroslav and Eaton, William C. and Kruger, Albert A.},
abstractNote = {Correlating the melting rates of feeds in electric melters with results of simple laboratory experiments can help evaluate melter feed additives and their effects on melting rate, and support the feed scheduling and plant operation. A recently proposed melting rate correlation (MRC) equation, relating the melting rate to melt viscosity, feed-to-glass conversion heat, and cold-cap bottom temperature, was tested using data from experiments covering various feed compositions and melter operating parameters. The MRC equation is shown to reasonably represent the measured data and thus can be used to quantify how individual variables (melt viscosity, cold-cap bottom temperature, conversion heat, melter operating temperature, and bubbling rate) affect the glass production rate.},
doi = {10.1111/jace.16463},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1557238}, journal = {Journal of the American Ceramic Society},
number = 10,
volume = 102,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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