OPTIMUM FILL VOLUMES IN POT CALCINATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES

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The 15,000 MW nuclear economy assumed for the long range study of pot calcination costs reported earlier was used as a basis for calculating optimum fill volumes. An algebraic expression was developed for cost as a functmon of the normalized radius of the central void space in a partially filled vessel. Minima of this expression were found for acmdmc and neutralized wastes in 6, 12, and 24in.-diameter vessels. Optimum fill volumes decreased as vessel diameter increased, varying for acidic wastes from 99.8% for 6-in.-diameter vessels to 92.5% for 24-in.diameter vessels. Decreases in costs by using optimum fill volumes instead of ... continued below

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Perona, J.J. November 17, 1961.

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The 15,000 MW nuclear economy assumed for the long range study of pot calcination costs reported earlier was used as a basis for calculating optimum fill volumes. An algebraic expression was developed for cost as a functmon of the normalized radius of the central void space in a partially filled vessel. Minima of this expression were found for acmdmc and neutralized wastes in 6, 12, and 24in.-diameter vessels. Optimum fill volumes decreased as vessel diameter increased, varying for acidic wastes from 99.8% for 6-in.-diameter vessels to 92.5% for 24-in.diameter vessels. Decreases in costs by using optimum fill volumes instead of the 90% fill volume assumed for all cases in the long range study were small, the largest being an 8% decrease for neutralized wastes in 6- in.-diameter vessels. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62

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  • Report No.: ORNL-TM-59
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/4817695 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1058169

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Perona, J.J. OPTIMUM FILL VOLUMES IN POT CALCINATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, report, November 17, 1961; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1058169/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.