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Title: Physical Properties of Hanford Transuranic Waste Sludge

Abstract

This project has two primary objectives. The first is to understand the physical properties and behavior of the Hanford transuranic (TRU) tank sludges under conditions that might exist during retrieval, treatment, packaging, and transportation for disposal at WIPP. The second primary objective is to develop a fundamental understanding of these sludge suspensions by correlating the macroscopic properties with particle interactions occurring at the colloidal scale in the various liquid media. The results of this research effort will enhance the existing understanding of agglomeration phenomena and the properties of complex colloidal suspensions. In addition, the knowledge gained and capabilities developed during this effort will aid in the development and optimization of techniques to process the wastes at various DOE sites. These objectives will be accomplished by: (1) characterizing the TRU sludges contained in the Hanford tanks that are intended for shipment to WIPP; (2) determining the physical behavior of the Hanford TRU tank sludges under conditions that might exist during treatment and packaging; (3) and modeling the retrieval, treatment, and packaging operations that will be performed at Hanford to dispose of TRU tank sludges.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
839336
Report Number(s):
EMSP-90162-2004
R&D Project: EMSP 90162; TRN: US0502481
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AGGLOMERATION; OPTIMIZATION; PACKAGING; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SIMULATION; SLUDGES; TANKS; WASTES; WIPP

Citation Formats

Poloski, A P. Physical Properties of Hanford Transuranic Waste Sludge. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/839336.
Poloski, A P. Physical Properties of Hanford Transuranic Waste Sludge. United States. doi:10.2172/839336.
Poloski, A P. Tue . "Physical Properties of Hanford Transuranic Waste Sludge". United States. doi:10.2172/839336. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/839336.
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abstractNote = {This project has two primary objectives. The first is to understand the physical properties and behavior of the Hanford transuranic (TRU) tank sludges under conditions that might exist during retrieval, treatment, packaging, and transportation for disposal at WIPP. The second primary objective is to develop a fundamental understanding of these sludge suspensions by correlating the macroscopic properties with particle interactions occurring at the colloidal scale in the various liquid media. The results of this research effort will enhance the existing understanding of agglomeration phenomena and the properties of complex colloidal suspensions. In addition, the knowledge gained and capabilities developed during this effort will aid in the development and optimization of techniques to process the wastes at various DOE sites. These objectives will be accomplished by: (1) characterizing the TRU sludges contained in the Hanford tanks that are intended for shipment to WIPP; (2) determining the physical behavior of the Hanford TRU tank sludges under conditions that might exist during treatment and packaging; (3) and modeling the retrieval, treatment, and packaging operations that will be performed at Hanford to dispose of TRU tank sludges.},
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year = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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