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Title: Method of immobilizing weapons plutonium to provide a durable, disposable waste product

Abstract

A method of atomic scale fixation and immobilization of plutonium to provide a durable waste product. Plutonium is provided in the form of either PuO.sub.2 or Pu(NO.sub.3).sub.4 and is mixed with and SiO.sub.2. The resulting mixture is cold pressed and then heated under pressure to form (Zr,Pu)SiO.sub.4 as the waste product.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Richland, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870559
Patent Number(s):
US 5545797
Assignee:
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; immobilizing; weapons; plutonium; provide; durable; disposable; waste; product; atomic; scale; fixation; immobilization; provided; form; puo; mixed; sio; resulting; mixture; cold; pressed; heated; pressure; zr; cold pressed; waste product; resulting mixture; atomic scale; disposable waste; /588/501/

Citation Formats

Ewing, Rodney C, Lutze, Werner, and Weber, William J. Method of immobilizing weapons plutonium to provide a durable, disposable waste product. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Ewing, Rodney C, Lutze, Werner, & Weber, William J. Method of immobilizing weapons plutonium to provide a durable, disposable waste product. United States.
Ewing, Rodney C, Lutze, Werner, and Weber, William J. Mon . "Method of immobilizing weapons plutonium to provide a durable, disposable waste product". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870559.
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abstractNote = {A method of atomic scale fixation and immobilization of plutonium to provide a durable waste product. Plutonium is provided in the form of either PuO.sub.2 or Pu(NO.sub.3).sub.4 and is mixed with and SiO.sub.2. The resulting mixture is cold pressed and then heated under pressure to form (Zr,Pu)SiO.sub.4 as the waste product.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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