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Title: Method for forming microspheres for encapsulation of nuclear waste

Abstract

Microspheres for nuclear waste storage are formed by gelling droplets containing the waste in a gelation fluid, transferring the gelled droplets to a furnace without the washing step previously used, and heating the unwashed gelled droplets in the furnace under temperature or humidity conditions that result in a substantially linear rate of removal of volatile components therefrom.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
865238
Patent Number(s):
4481134
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; forming; microspheres; encapsulation; nuclear; waste; storage; formed; gelling; droplets; containing; gelation; fluid; transferring; gelled; furnace; washing; step; previously; heating; unwashed; temperature; humidity; conditions; result; substantially; linear; rate; removal; volatile; components; therefrom; substantially linear; volatile components; nuclear waste; waste storage; volatile component; droplets containing; /588/252/264/976/

Citation Formats

Angelini, Peter, Caputo, Anthony J., Hutchens, Richard E., Lackey, Walter J., and Stinton, David P. Method for forming microspheres for encapsulation of nuclear waste. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Angelini, Peter, Caputo, Anthony J., Hutchens, Richard E., Lackey, Walter J., & Stinton, David P. Method for forming microspheres for encapsulation of nuclear waste. United States.
Angelini, Peter, Caputo, Anthony J., Hutchens, Richard E., Lackey, Walter J., and Stinton, David P. Sun . "Method for forming microspheres for encapsulation of nuclear waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865238.
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title = {Method for forming microspheres for encapsulation of nuclear waste},
author = {Angelini, Peter and Caputo, Anthony J. and Hutchens, Richard E. and Lackey, Walter J. and Stinton, David P.},
abstractNote = {Microspheres for nuclear waste storage are formed by gelling droplets containing the waste in a gelation fluid, transferring the gelled droplets to a furnace without the washing step previously used, and heating the unwashed gelled droplets in the furnace under temperature or humidity conditions that result in a substantially linear rate of removal of volatile components therefrom.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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