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Title: Microbial stabilization and mass reduction of wastes containing radionuclides and toxic metals

Abstract

A process is provided to treat wastes containing radionuclides and toxic metals with Clostridium sp. BFGl to release a large fraction of the waste solids into solution and convert the radionuclides and toxic metals to a more concentrated and stable form with concurrent volume and mass reduction. The radionuclides and toxic metals being in a more stable form are available for recovery, recycling and disposal. 18 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7281307
Patent Number(s):
5047152 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-608829
Assignee:
Associated Universities, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 5 Nov 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CLOSTRIDIUM; GROWTH; METALS; BIODEGRADATION; MATERIALS RECOVERY; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; WASTE PROCESSING; BACTERIA; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; ELEMENTS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MICROORGANISMS; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing; 320305 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Industrial Waste Management

Citation Formats

Francis, A J, Dodge, C J, and Gillow, J B. Microbial stabilization and mass reduction of wastes containing radionuclides and toxic metals. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Francis, A J, Dodge, C J, & Gillow, J B. Microbial stabilization and mass reduction of wastes containing radionuclides and toxic metals. United States.
Francis, A J, Dodge, C J, and Gillow, J B. Tue . "Microbial stabilization and mass reduction of wastes containing radionuclides and toxic metals". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process is provided to treat wastes containing radionuclides and toxic metals with Clostridium sp. BFGl to release a large fraction of the waste solids into solution and convert the radionuclides and toxic metals to a more concentrated and stable form with concurrent volume and mass reduction. The radionuclides and toxic metals being in a more stable form are available for recovery, recycling and disposal. 18 figures.},
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