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Title: Method of handling radioactive alkali metal waste

Abstract

Radioactive alkali metal is mixed with particulate silica in a rotary drum reactor in which the alkali metal is converted to the monoxide during rotation of the reactor to produce particulate silica coated with the alkali metal monoxide suitable as a feed material to make a glass for storing radioactive material. Silica particles, the majority of which pass through a 95 mesh screen or preferably through a 200 mesh screen, are employed in this process, and the preferred weight ratio of silica to alkali metal is 7 to 1 in order to produce a feed material for the final glass product having a silica to alkali metal monoxide ratio of about 5 to 1.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5278321
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-028466; EDB-80-082421
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; GLASS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; SOLIDIFICATION; ALKALI METALS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SILICA; CHALCOGENIDES; ELEMENTS; MANAGEMENT; METALS; MINERALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SILICON COMPOUNDS; SILICON OXIDES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Wolson, R.D., and McPheeters, C.C. Method of handling radioactive alkali metal waste. United States: N. p., Web.
Wolson, R.D., & McPheeters, C.C. Method of handling radioactive alkali metal waste. United States.
Wolson, R.D., and McPheeters, C.C. . "Method of handling radioactive alkali metal waste". United States.
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abstractNote = {Radioactive alkali metal is mixed with particulate silica in a rotary drum reactor in which the alkali metal is converted to the monoxide during rotation of the reactor to produce particulate silica coated with the alkali metal monoxide suitable as a feed material to make a glass for storing radioactive material. Silica particles, the majority of which pass through a 95 mesh screen or preferably through a 200 mesh screen, are employed in this process, and the preferred weight ratio of silica to alkali metal is 7 to 1 in order to produce a feed material for the final glass product having a silica to alkali metal monoxide ratio of about 5 to 1.},
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