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Title: Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS III) Process Development and Laboratory Tests at the West Valley Demonstration Project

Abstract

At the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP),the Vitrification Facility (VF)is designed to convert the high-level radioactive waste (HLW)stored on the site to a stable glass for disposal at a Department of Energy (DOE)-specified federal repository. The Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS-III)verification tests were conducted between February 1995 and August 1995 as a supplemental means to support the vitrification process flowsheet, but at only one seventh the scale.During these tests,the process flowsheet was refined and optimized. The SVS-III test series was conducted with a focus on confirming the applicability of the Redox Forecasting Model, which was based on the Index of Feed Oxidation (IFO)developed during the Functional and Checkout Testing of Systems (FACTS)and SVS-I tests. Additional goals were to investigate the prototypical feed preparation cycle and test the new target glass composition. Included in this report are the basis and current designs of the major components of the Scale Vitrification System and the results of the SVS-III tests.The major subsystems described are the feed preparation and delivery, melter, and off-gas treatment systems. In addition,the correlation between the melter's operation and its various parameters;which included feed rate,cold cap coverage,oxygen reduction (redox)state of the glass,melter power,plenum temperature,and airlift analysis;were developed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
West Valley Demonstration Project, West Valley, NY (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
766176
Report Number(s):
DOE/NE/44139-78
TRN: US0005476
DOE Contract Number:  
AC24-81NE44139
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Apr 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FLOWSHEETS; FORECASTING; FUNCTIONALS; GLASS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; OXIDATION; TARGETS; TESTING; VALLEYS; VITRIFICATION; 44139-78; WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT; HIGH-LEVEL WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

V. Jain, S. M. Barnes, B. G. Bindi, and R. A. Palmer. Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS III) Process Development and Laboratory Tests at the West Valley Demonstration Project. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/766176.
V. Jain, S. M. Barnes, B. G. Bindi, & R. A. Palmer. Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS III) Process Development and Laboratory Tests at the West Valley Demonstration Project. United States. doi:10.2172/766176.
V. Jain, S. M. Barnes, B. G. Bindi, and R. A. Palmer. Sun . "Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS III) Process Development and Laboratory Tests at the West Valley Demonstration Project". United States. doi:10.2172/766176. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/766176.
@article{osti_766176,
title = {Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS III) Process Development and Laboratory Tests at the West Valley Demonstration Project},
author = {V. Jain and S. M. Barnes and B. G. Bindi and R. A. Palmer},
abstractNote = {At the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP),the Vitrification Facility (VF)is designed to convert the high-level radioactive waste (HLW)stored on the site to a stable glass for disposal at a Department of Energy (DOE)-specified federal repository. The Scaled Vitrification System III (SVS-III)verification tests were conducted between February 1995 and August 1995 as a supplemental means to support the vitrification process flowsheet, but at only one seventh the scale.During these tests,the process flowsheet was refined and optimized. The SVS-III test series was conducted with a focus on confirming the applicability of the Redox Forecasting Model, which was based on the Index of Feed Oxidation (IFO)developed during the Functional and Checkout Testing of Systems (FACTS)and SVS-I tests. Additional goals were to investigate the prototypical feed preparation cycle and test the new target glass composition. Included in this report are the basis and current designs of the major components of the Scale Vitrification System and the results of the SVS-III tests.The major subsystems described are the feed preparation and delivery, melter, and off-gas treatment systems. In addition,the correlation between the melter's operation and its various parameters;which included feed rate,cold cap coverage,oxygen reduction (redox)state of the glass,melter power,plenum temperature,and airlift analysis;were developed.},
doi = {10.2172/766176},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {4}
}