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Title: Test Summary Report INEEL Sodium-Bearing Waste Vitrification Demonstration RSM-01-1

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory is storing large amounts of radioactive and mixed wastes. Most of the sodium-bearing wastes have been calcined, but about a million gallons remain uncalcined, and this waste does not meet current regulatory requirements for long-term storage and/or disposal. As a part of the Settlement Agreement between DOE and the State of Idaho, the tanks currently containing SBW are to be taken out of service by December 31, 2012, which requires removing and treatment the remaining SBW. Vitrification is the option for waste disposal that received the highest weighted score against the criteria used. Beginning in FY 2000, the INEEL high-level waste program embarked on a program for technology demonstration and development that would lead to conceptual design of a vitrification facility in the event that vitrification is the preferred alternative for SBW disposal. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Research-Scale Melter was used to conduct these initial melter-flowsheet evaluations. Efforts are underway to reduce the volume of waste vitrified, and during the current test, an overall SBW waste volume-reduction factor of 7.6 was achieved.

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:
787349
Report Number(s):
PNNL-13522; EW4010000
EW4010000; TRN: US0109234
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 May 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DESIGN; VITRIFICATION; IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE FORMS; CERAMIC MELTERS

Citation Formats

Goles, Ronald W, Perez, Jr, Joseph M, and Macisaac, Brett D. Test Summary Report INEEL Sodium-Bearing Waste Vitrification Demonstration RSM-01-1. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/787349.
Goles, Ronald W, Perez, Jr, Joseph M, & Macisaac, Brett D. Test Summary Report INEEL Sodium-Bearing Waste Vitrification Demonstration RSM-01-1. United States. doi:10.2172/787349.
Goles, Ronald W, Perez, Jr, Joseph M, and Macisaac, Brett D. Mon . "Test Summary Report INEEL Sodium-Bearing Waste Vitrification Demonstration RSM-01-1". United States. doi:10.2172/787349. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/787349.
@article{osti_787349,
title = {Test Summary Report INEEL Sodium-Bearing Waste Vitrification Demonstration RSM-01-1},
author = {Goles, Ronald W and Perez, Jr, Joseph M and Macisaac, Brett D},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory is storing large amounts of radioactive and mixed wastes. Most of the sodium-bearing wastes have been calcined, but about a million gallons remain uncalcined, and this waste does not meet current regulatory requirements for long-term storage and/or disposal. As a part of the Settlement Agreement between DOE and the State of Idaho, the tanks currently containing SBW are to be taken out of service by December 31, 2012, which requires removing and treatment the remaining SBW. Vitrification is the option for waste disposal that received the highest weighted score against the criteria used. Beginning in FY 2000, the INEEL high-level waste program embarked on a program for technology demonstration and development that would lead to conceptual design of a vitrification facility in the event that vitrification is the preferred alternative for SBW disposal. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Research-Scale Melter was used to conduct these initial melter-flowsheet evaluations. Efforts are underway to reduce the volume of waste vitrified, and during the current test, an overall SBW waste volume-reduction factor of 7.6 was achieved.},
doi = {10.2172/787349},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {5}
}

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