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Title: SELF SINTERING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Abstract

A method is described for disposal of radioactive liquid waste materials. The wastes are mixed with clays and fluxes to form a ceramic slip and disposed in a thermally insulated container in a layer. The temperature of the layer rises due to conversion of the energy of radioactivity to heat boillng off the liquid to fomn a dry mass. The dry mass is then covered with thermal insulation, and the mass is self-sintered into a leach-resistant ceramic cake by further conversion of the energy of radioactivity to heat.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4192193
Patent Number(s):
2918717
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-008324
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
WASTE DISPOSAL AND PROCESSING; ALUMINUM SILICATES; CERAMICS; COATING; CONVERSION; ENERGY; EVAPORATION; MIXING; RADIOACTIVITY; SINTERING; SOLIDIFICATION; TEMPERATURE; THERMAL INSULATION; VESSELS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE SOLUTIONS

Citation Formats

McVay, T N, Johnson, J R, Struxness, E G, and Morgan, K Z. SELF SINTERING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
McVay, T N, Johnson, J R, Struxness, E G, & Morgan, K Z. SELF SINTERING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES. United States.
McVay, T N, Johnson, J R, Struxness, E G, and Morgan, K Z. Tue . "SELF SINTERING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES". United States.
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title = {SELF SINTERING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES},
author = {McVay, T N and Johnson, J R and Struxness, E G and Morgan, K Z},
abstractNote = {A method is described for disposal of radioactive liquid waste materials. The wastes are mixed with clays and fluxes to form a ceramic slip and disposed in a thermally insulated container in a layer. The temperature of the layer rises due to conversion of the energy of radioactivity to heat boillng off the liquid to fomn a dry mass. The dry mass is then covered with thermal insulation, and the mass is self-sintered into a leach-resistant ceramic cake by further conversion of the energy of radioactivity to heat.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {12}
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