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Title: Remote vacuum compaction of compressible hazardous waste

Abstract

A system for remote vacuum compaction and containment of low-level radioactive or hazardous waste comprising a vacuum source, a sealable first flexible container, and a sealable outer flexible container for receiving one or more first flexible containers. A method for compacting low level radioactive or hazardous waste materials at the point of generation comprising the steps of sealing the waste in a first flexible container, sealing one or more first containers within an outer flexible container, breaching the integrity of the first containers, evacuating the air from the inner and outer containers, and sealing the outer container shut.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  2. (McMurray, PA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
871884
Patent Number(s):
US 5818059
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Department (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-89PN38014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
remote; vacuum; compaction; compressible; hazardous; waste; containment; low-level; radioactive; comprising; source; sealable; flexible; container; outer; receiving; containers; method; compacting; level; materials; generation; steps; sealing; breaching; integrity; evacuating; air; inner; shut; waste comprising; flexible container; outer container; hazardous waste; waste material; waste materials; level radioactive; vacuum source; remote vacuum; vacuum compaction; /250/53/588/

Citation Formats

Coyne, Martin J., Fiscus, Gregory M., and Sammel, Alfred G. Remote vacuum compaction of compressible hazardous waste. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Coyne, Martin J., Fiscus, Gregory M., & Sammel, Alfred G. Remote vacuum compaction of compressible hazardous waste. United States.
Coyne, Martin J., Fiscus, Gregory M., and Sammel, Alfred G. Thu . "Remote vacuum compaction of compressible hazardous waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871884.
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title = {Remote vacuum compaction of compressible hazardous waste},
author = {Coyne, Martin J. and Fiscus, Gregory M. and Sammel, Alfred G.},
abstractNote = {A system for remote vacuum compaction and containment of low-level radioactive or hazardous waste comprising a vacuum source, a sealable first flexible container, and a sealable outer flexible container for receiving one or more first flexible containers. A method for compacting low level radioactive or hazardous waste materials at the point of generation comprising the steps of sealing the waste in a first flexible container, sealing one or more first containers within an outer flexible container, breaching the integrity of the first containers, evacuating the air from the inner and outer containers, and sealing the outer container shut.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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