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Title: Ionizing Radiation Induced Catalysis on Metal Oxide Particles

Abstract

High-level radioactive waste storage tanks at DOE sites contain significant amounts of organic components (solid and liquid phases) in the form of solvents, extractants, complexing agents, process chemicals, cleaning agents, and a variety of miscellaneous compounds. These organics pose several safety and pretreatment concerns, particularly for the Hanford tank waste. Many currently proposed tank waste cleanup alternatives encounter potential safety and/or pretreatment problems associated with organics. Remediation technologies are needed that significantly reduce the amounts of problem organics without resulting in toxic or flammable gas emissions and without requiring thermal treatments. These restrictions pose serious technological barriers for current organic destruction methods, which use oxidation achieved by thermal or chemical activation.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
827292
Report Number(s):
EMSP-54996-2000
R&D Project: EMSP 54996; TRN: US0403275
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CATALYSIS; CHELATING AGENTS; CHEMICAL ACTIVATION; CLEANING; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; OXIDATION; OXIDES; SAFETY; SOLVENTS; STORAGE; TANKS; WASTES

Citation Formats

Henderson, Michael A. Ionizing Radiation Induced Catalysis on Metal Oxide Particles. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/827292.
Henderson, Michael A. Ionizing Radiation Induced Catalysis on Metal Oxide Particles. United States. doi:10.2172/827292.
Henderson, Michael A. Thu . "Ionizing Radiation Induced Catalysis on Metal Oxide Particles". United States. doi:10.2172/827292. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/827292.
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title = {Ionizing Radiation Induced Catalysis on Metal Oxide Particles},
author = {Henderson, Michael A},
abstractNote = {High-level radioactive waste storage tanks at DOE sites contain significant amounts of organic components (solid and liquid phases) in the form of solvents, extractants, complexing agents, process chemicals, cleaning agents, and a variety of miscellaneous compounds. These organics pose several safety and pretreatment concerns, particularly for the Hanford tank waste. Many currently proposed tank waste cleanup alternatives encounter potential safety and/or pretreatment problems associated with organics. Remediation technologies are needed that significantly reduce the amounts of problem organics without resulting in toxic or flammable gas emissions and without requiring thermal treatments. These restrictions pose serious technological barriers for current organic destruction methods, which use oxidation achieved by thermal or chemical activation.},
doi = {10.2172/827292},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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