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Title: Process for treating fission waste

Abstract

A method is described for the treatment of fission waste. A glass forming agent, a metal oxide, and a reducing agent are mixed with the fission waste and the mixture is heated. After melting, the mixture separates into a glass phase and a metal phase. The glass phase may be used to safely store the fission waste, while the metal phase contains noble metals recovered from the fission waste.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Kennewick, WA
  2. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864635
Patent Number(s):
4395367
Assignee:
Rohrmann, Charles A. (Kennewick, WA);Wick, Oswald J. (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; treating; fission; waste; method; described; treatment; glass; forming; agent; metal; oxide; reducing; mixed; mixture; heated; melting; separates; phase; safely; store; contains; noble; metals; recovered; noble metals; glass forming; metal oxide; noble metal; reducing agent; phase contains; metal phase; fission waste; forming agent; /588/423/976/

Citation Formats

Rohrmann, Charles A, and Wick, Oswald J. Process for treating fission waste. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Rohrmann, Charles A, & Wick, Oswald J. Process for treating fission waste. United States.
Rohrmann, Charles A, and Wick, Oswald J. Sat . "Process for treating fission waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864635.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for the treatment of fission waste. A glass forming agent, a metal oxide, and a reducing agent are mixed with the fission waste and the mixture is heated. After melting, the mixture separates into a glass phase and a metal phase. The glass phase may be used to safely store the fission waste, while the metal phase contains noble metals recovered from the fission waste.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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