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Title: Assessment of incineration and melting treatment technologies for RWMC buried waste

This report provides an identification, description, and ranking evaluation of the available thermal treatment technologies potentially capable of treating the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) buried mixed waste. The ranking evaluation focused separately upon incinerators for treatment of combustible wastes and melters for noncombustible wastes. The highest rank incinerators are rotary kilns and controlled air furnaces, while the highest rank melters are the hearth configuration plasma torch, graphite electrode arc, and joule-heated melters. 4 refs.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))
  2. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5664927
Report Number(s):
EGG-WTD-10035
ON: DE92012522
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; INCINERATORS; EVALUATION; COMBUSTION; FURNACES; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MELTING; REMEDIAL ACTION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; OXIDATION; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES 052001* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Processing; 421000 -- Engineering-- Combustion Systems