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Title: In situ vitrification application to buried waste: Final report of intermediate field tests at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

This report describes two in situ vitrification field tests conducted on simulated buried waste pits during June and July 1990 at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. In situ vitrification, an emerging technology for in place conversion of contaminated soils into a durable glass and crystalline waste form, is being investigated as a potential remediation technology for buried waste. The overall objective of the two tests was to access the general suitability of the process to remediate waste structures representative of buried waste found at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. In particular, these tests, as part of a treatability study, were designed to provide essential information on the field performance of the process under conditions of significant combustible and metal wastes and to test a newly developed electrode feed technology. The tests were successfully completed, and the electrode feed technology successfully processed the high metal content waste. Test results indicate the process is a feasible technology for application to buried waste. 33 refs., 109 figs., 39 tabs.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))
  2. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6125668
Report Number(s):
EGG-WTD-9807
ON: DE92003384
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., 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; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; IN-SITU PROCESSING; VITRIFICATION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; SOILS; DECONTAMINATION; ELECTRODES; EQUIPMENT; PROGRESS REPORT; TESTING; CLEANING; DOCUMENT TYPES; MATERIALS; PROCESSING 052000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management; 540220 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540230 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)