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Title: Leach Testing of Laboratory-Scale Melter Evaporator Condensate Cementitious Waste Forms

Abstract

Cementitious waste forms immobilizing evaporated AP-105 off-gas condensate were used to determine radionuclide and contaminant leachability in deionized water over a 63-day period. The off-gas condensate was collected during the actual tank AP-105 low activity waste continuous laboratory-scale melter (LSM)) run performed in fiscal year 2018 and was then solidified as a cementitious waste form using the Cast Stone formulation (8 weight percent [wt%] ordinary Portland cement, 45 wt% class F fly ash, 47 wt% blast furnace slag). Here, using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Method 1315 leach testing procedure, the release rate of technetium 99 (Tc), iodine-129 (I), nitrate (NO3-), and sodium (Na+) from two Cast Stone specimens was measured. From these measurements, observed diffusivity values for each constituent were calculated and can be used in future iterations and maintenance of the Integrated Disposal Facility performance assessments. Furthermore, by testing Cast Stone specimens immobilizing off-gas produced while vitrifying actual tank waste, the results of this effort improve the technical defensibility of long-term waste form performance estimates for the Cast Stone formulation. Finally, 99Tc distribution within a representative waste form at the end of the 63-day leach period as well as bulk mineralogy were determined using solid phase characterization methods.


Citation Formats

Saslow, Sarah A., Snyder, Michelle MV, Williams, Benjamin D., Asmussen, Robert M., Baum, Steven R., Leavy, Ian I., and Varga, Tamas. Leach Testing of Laboratory-Scale Melter Evaporator Condensate Cementitious Waste Forms. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1571766.
Saslow, Sarah A., Snyder, Michelle MV, Williams, Benjamin D., Asmussen, Robert M., Baum, Steven R., Leavy, Ian I., & Varga, Tamas. Leach Testing of Laboratory-Scale Melter Evaporator Condensate Cementitious Waste Forms. United States. doi:10.2172/1571766.
Saslow, Sarah A., Snyder, Michelle MV, Williams, Benjamin D., Asmussen, Robert M., Baum, Steven R., Leavy, Ian I., and Varga, Tamas. Tue . "Leach Testing of Laboratory-Scale Melter Evaporator Condensate Cementitious Waste Forms". United States. doi:10.2172/1571766. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1571766.
@article{osti_1571766,
title = {Leach Testing of Laboratory-Scale Melter Evaporator Condensate Cementitious Waste Forms},
author = {Saslow, Sarah A. and Snyder, Michelle MV and Williams, Benjamin D. and Asmussen, Robert M. and Baum, Steven R. and Leavy, Ian I. and Varga, Tamas},
abstractNote = {Cementitious waste forms immobilizing evaporated AP-105 off-gas condensate were used to determine radionuclide and contaminant leachability in deionized water over a 63-day period. The off-gas condensate was collected during the actual tank AP-105 low activity waste continuous laboratory-scale melter (LSM)) run performed in fiscal year 2018 and was then solidified as a cementitious waste form using the Cast Stone formulation (8 weight percent [wt%] ordinary Portland cement, 45 wt% class F fly ash, 47 wt% blast furnace slag). Here, using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Method 1315 leach testing procedure, the release rate of technetium 99 (Tc), iodine-129 (I), nitrate (NO3-), and sodium (Na+) from two Cast Stone specimens was measured. From these measurements, observed diffusivity values for each constituent were calculated and can be used in future iterations and maintenance of the Integrated Disposal Facility performance assessments. Furthermore, by testing Cast Stone specimens immobilizing off-gas produced while vitrifying actual tank waste, the results of this effort improve the technical defensibility of long-term waste form performance estimates for the Cast Stone formulation. Finally, 99Tc distribution within a representative waste form at the end of the 63-day leach period as well as bulk mineralogy were determined using solid phase characterization methods.},
doi = {10.2172/1571766},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}