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Title: Optimization of Calcine Blending During Retrieval from Binsets

Abstract

This report documents a study performed during advanced feasibility studies for the INTEC Technology Development Facility (ITDF). The study was commissioned to provide information about functional requirements for the ITDF related to development of equipment and procedures for retrieving radioactive calcine from binset storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Calcine will be retrieved prior to treating it for permanent disposal in a national repository for high level waste. The objective this study was to estimate the degree of homogenization of the calcine that might be achieved through optimized retrieval and subsequent blending. Such homogenization has the potential of reducing the costs for treatment of the calcine and for qualifying of the final waste forms for acceptance at the repository. Results from the study indicate that optimized retrieval and blending can reduce the peak concentration variations of key components (Al, Zr, F) in blended batches of retrieved calcine. During un-optimized retrieval these variations are likely to be 81-138% while optimized retrieval can reduce them to the 5-10% range.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
911475
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-00-00896
TRN: US0704582
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 - MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; FUNCTIONALS; INEEL; OPTIMIZATION; STORAGE; WASTE FORMS; binset; blending; calcine; disposal; high level waste; radioactive; retrieval; treatment

Citation Formats

Nelson, Lee Orville, Mohr, Charles Milton, and Taylor, Dean Dalton. Optimization of Calcine Blending During Retrieval from Binsets. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/911475.
Nelson, Lee Orville, Mohr, Charles Milton, & Taylor, Dean Dalton. Optimization of Calcine Blending During Retrieval from Binsets. United States. doi:10.2172/911475.
Nelson, Lee Orville, Mohr, Charles Milton, and Taylor, Dean Dalton. Thu . "Optimization of Calcine Blending During Retrieval from Binsets". United States. doi:10.2172/911475. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911475.
@article{osti_911475,
title = {Optimization of Calcine Blending During Retrieval from Binsets},
author = {Nelson, Lee Orville and Mohr, Charles Milton and Taylor, Dean Dalton},
abstractNote = {This report documents a study performed during advanced feasibility studies for the INTEC Technology Development Facility (ITDF). The study was commissioned to provide information about functional requirements for the ITDF related to development of equipment and procedures for retrieving radioactive calcine from binset storage at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Calcine will be retrieved prior to treating it for permanent disposal in a national repository for high level waste. The objective this study was to estimate the degree of homogenization of the calcine that might be achieved through optimized retrieval and subsequent blending. Such homogenization has the potential of reducing the costs for treatment of the calcine and for qualifying of the final waste forms for acceptance at the repository. Results from the study indicate that optimized retrieval and blending can reduce the peak concentration variations of key components (Al, Zr, F) in blended batches of retrieved calcine. During un-optimized retrieval these variations are likely to be 81-138% while optimized retrieval can reduce them to the 5-10% range.},
doi = {10.2172/911475},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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