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Title: Hanford tank waste simulants specification and their applicability for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes

Abstract

A wide variety of waste simulants were developed over the past few years to test various retrieval, pretreatment and waste immobilization technologies and unit operations. Experiments can be performed cost-effectively using non-radioactive waste simulants in open laboratories. This document reviews the composition of many previously used waste simulants for remediation of tank wastes at the Hanford reservation. In this review, the simulants used in testing for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes are compiled, and the representative chemical and physical characteristics of each simulant are specified. The retrieval and transport simulants may be useful for testing in-plant fluidic devices and in some cases for filtration technologies. The pretreatment simulants will be useful for filtration, Sr/TRU removal, and ion exchange testing. The vitrification simulants will be useful for testing melter, melter feed preparation technologies, and for waste form evaluations.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
753190
Report Number(s):
PNWD-2455; BNFL-RPT-012
R&D Project: 29952; BNFL-RPT-012; TRN: US0003136
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 4 Apr 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; HANFORD RESERVATION; STORAGE FACILITIES; WASTE RETRIEVAL; REMEDIAL ACTION; SLUDGES; LIQUID WASTES; SIMULATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

GR Golcar, NG Colton, JG Darab, and HD Smith. Hanford tank waste simulants specification and their applicability for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/753190.
GR Golcar, NG Colton, JG Darab, & HD Smith. Hanford tank waste simulants specification and their applicability for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes. United States. doi:10.2172/753190.
GR Golcar, NG Colton, JG Darab, and HD Smith. Tue . "Hanford tank waste simulants specification and their applicability for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes". United States. doi:10.2172/753190. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/753190.
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title = {Hanford tank waste simulants specification and their applicability for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes},
author = {GR Golcar and NG Colton and JG Darab and HD Smith},
abstractNote = {A wide variety of waste simulants were developed over the past few years to test various retrieval, pretreatment and waste immobilization technologies and unit operations. Experiments can be performed cost-effectively using non-radioactive waste simulants in open laboratories. This document reviews the composition of many previously used waste simulants for remediation of tank wastes at the Hanford reservation. In this review, the simulants used in testing for the retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification processes are compiled, and the representative chemical and physical characteristics of each simulant are specified. The retrieval and transport simulants may be useful for testing in-plant fluidic devices and in some cases for filtration technologies. The pretreatment simulants will be useful for filtration, Sr/TRU removal, and ion exchange testing. The vitrification simulants will be useful for testing melter, melter feed preparation technologies, and for waste form evaluations.},
doi = {10.2172/753190},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {4}
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