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Title: In-situ vitrification of waste materials

Abstract

A method for the in-situ vitrification of waste materials in a disposable can that includes an inner container and an outer container is disclosed. The method includes the steps of adding frit and waste materials to the inner container, removing any excess water, heating the inner container such that the frit and waste materials melt and vitrify after cooling, while maintaining the outer container at a significantly lower temperature than the inner container. The disposable can is then cooled to ambient temperatures and stored. A device for the in-situ vitrification of waste material in a disposable can is also disclosed. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Associated Universities Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
541725
Patent Number(s):
5,678,237
Application Number:
PAN: 8-668,906; TRN: 97:019548
Assignee:
Associated Universities, Inc., Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 052001; 320305; PA: EDB-97:140836; SN: 97001865598
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Oct 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; WASTES; VITRIFICATION; CERAMIC MELTERS; CONTAINERS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; CONTAINMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Powell, J.R., Reich, M., and Barletta, R. In-situ vitrification of waste materials. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Powell, J.R., Reich, M., & Barletta, R. In-situ vitrification of waste materials. United States.
Powell, J.R., Reich, M., and Barletta, R. Tue . "In-situ vitrification of waste materials". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method for the in-situ vitrification of waste materials in a disposable can that includes an inner container and an outer container is disclosed. The method includes the steps of adding frit and waste materials to the inner container, removing any excess water, heating the inner container such that the frit and waste materials melt and vitrify after cooling, while maintaining the outer container at a significantly lower temperature than the inner container. The disposable can is then cooled to ambient temperatures and stored. A device for the in-situ vitrification of waste material in a disposable can is also disclosed. 7 figs.},
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