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Title: Chemical durability and degradation mechanisms of HT9 based alloy waste forms with variable Zr content

In Corrosion studies were undertaken on alloy waste forms that can result from advanced electrometallurgical processing techniques to better classify their durability and degradation mechanisms. The waste forms were based on the RAW3-(URe) composition, consisting primarily of HT9 steel and other elemental additions to simulate nuclear fuel reprocessing byproducts. The solution conditions of the corrosion studies were taken from an electrochemical testing protocol, and meant to simulate conditions in a repository. The alloys durability was examined in alkaline and acidic brines.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225177
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI--2015-00607
TRN: US1500853
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM ADDITIONS; ALLOY-HT-9; WASTE FORMS; CORROSION; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; DECOMPOSITION; REPROCESSING; BY-PRODUCTS; BRINES; PASSIVATION; URANIUM ALLOYS; RHENIUM ALLOYS