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Title: Final Report - High Level Waste Vitrification System Improvements, VSL-07R1010-1, Rev 0, dated 04/16/07

This report describes work conducted to support the development and testing of new glass formulations that extend beyond those that have been previously investigated for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The principal objective was to investigate maximization of the incorporation of several waste components that are expected to limit waste loading and, consequently, high level waste (HLW) processing rates and canister count. The work was performed with four waste compositions specified by the Office of River Protection (ORP); these wastes contain high concentrations of bismuth, chromium, aluminum, and aluminum plus sodium. The tests were designed to identify glass formulations that maximize waste loading while meeting all processing and product quality requirements. The work included preparation and characterization of crucible melts in support of subsequent DuraMelter 100 (DM100) tests designed to examine the effects of enhanced glass formulations, increased glass processing temperature, increased crystallinity, and feed solids content on waste processing rate and product quality.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1105982
Report Number(s):
ORP-56297 Rev 0
VSL-07R1010-1 Rev 0
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC27-08RV14800
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
HNF (Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Contributing Orgs:
Department of Energy - Office of River Protection, The Catholic University of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES