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Title: Development of a Novel Depleted Uranium Treatment Process at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Abstract

A three-stage process was developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to treat potentially pyrophoric depleted uranium metal wastes. The three-stage process includes waste sorting/rinsing, acid dissolution of the waste metal with a hydrochloric and phosphoric acid solution, and solidification of the neutralized residuals from the second stage with clay. The final product is a solid waste form that can be transported to and disposed of at a permitted low-level radioactive waste disposal site.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
936983
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-227969
TRN: US0806152
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: American Society of Civil Engineers Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, vol. 12, no. 1, January 1, 2008, pp. 18-24; Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES AND NON-RACIOACTIVE WASTER FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DEPLETED URANIUM; DISSOLUTION; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; PHOSPHORIC ACID; SOLID WASTES; SOLIDIFICATION; WASTES

Citation Formats

Gates-Anderson, D, Bowers, J, Laue, C, and Fitch, T. Development of a Novel Depleted Uranium Treatment Process at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Gates-Anderson, D, Bowers, J, Laue, C, & Fitch, T. Development of a Novel Depleted Uranium Treatment Process at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. United States.
Gates-Anderson, D, Bowers, J, Laue, C, and Fitch, T. Mon . "Development of a Novel Depleted Uranium Treatment Process at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/936983.
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author = {Gates-Anderson, D and Bowers, J and Laue, C and Fitch, T},
abstractNote = {A three-stage process was developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to treat potentially pyrophoric depleted uranium metal wastes. The three-stage process includes waste sorting/rinsing, acid dissolution of the waste metal with a hydrochloric and phosphoric acid solution, and solidification of the neutralized residuals from the second stage with clay. The final product is a solid waste form that can be transported to and disposed of at a permitted low-level radioactive waste disposal site.},
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journal = {American Society of Civil Engineers Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, vol. 12, no. 1, January 1, 2008, pp. 18-24},
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volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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