Engineering-scale vitrification of commercial high-level waste

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To date, technology for immobilizing commercial high-level waste (HLW) has been extensively developed, and two major demonstration projects have been completed, the Waste Solidification Engineering Prototypes (WSEP) Program and the Nuclear Waste Vitrification Project (NWVP). The feasibility of radioactive waste solidification was demonstrated in the WSEP program between 1966 and 1970 (McElroy et al. 1972) using simulated power-reactor waste composed of nonradioactive chemicals and HLW from spent, Hanford reactor fuel. Thirty-three engineering-scale canisters of solidified HLW were produced during the operations. In early 79, the NWVP demonstrated the vitrification of HLW from the processing of actual commercial nuclear fuel. This ... continued below

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Bonner, W.F.; Bjorklund, W.J.; Hanson, M.S. & Knowlton, D.E. April 1, 1980.

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  • Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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To date, technology for immobilizing commercial high-level waste (HLW) has been extensively developed, and two major demonstration projects have been completed, the Waste Solidification Engineering Prototypes (WSEP) Program and the Nuclear Waste Vitrification Project (NWVP). The feasibility of radioactive waste solidification was demonstrated in the WSEP program between 1966 and 1970 (McElroy et al. 1972) using simulated power-reactor waste composed of nonradioactive chemicals and HLW from spent, Hanford reactor fuel. Thirty-three engineering-scale canisters of solidified HLW were produced during the operations. In early 79, the NWVP demonstrated the vitrification of HLW from the processing of actual commercial nuclear fuel. This program consisted of two parts, (1) waste preparation and (2) vitrification by spray calcination and in-can melting. This report presents results from the NWVP.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: PNL-3375
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5325859 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5325859
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1070218

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Bonner, W.F.; Bjorklund, W.J.; Hanson, M.S. & Knowlton, D.E. Engineering-scale vitrification of commercial high-level waste, report, April 1, 1980; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1070218/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.