Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator for hazardous chemical and mixed radioactive wastes

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The Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator (CAI) is currently the only radioactive waste incineration facility in the US permitted to treat polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The CAI was developed in the mid-1970's as a demonstration system for volume reduction of transuranic (TRU) contaminated combustible solid wastes. It has since undergone additions and modifications to accommodate hazardous chemical wastes in response to a need within the Department of Energy (DOE) to treat mixed radioactive/chemical wastes. An overview of these additions which include a liquid feed system, a high intensity liquid injection burner, and an activated carbon adsorption unit is presented here. Also ... continued below

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Vavruska, J.S.; Borduin, L.C.; Hutchins, D.A.; Koenig, R.A. & Warner, C.L. January 1, 1986.

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The Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator (CAI) is currently the only radioactive waste incineration facility in the US permitted to treat polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The CAI was developed in the mid-1970's as a demonstration system for volume reduction of transuranic (TRU) contaminated combustible solid wastes. It has since undergone additions and modifications to accommodate hazardous chemical wastes in response to a need within the Department of Energy (DOE) to treat mixed radioactive/chemical wastes. An overview of these additions which include a liquid feed system, a high intensity liquid injection burner, and an activated carbon adsorption unit is presented here. Also included is a discussion of the procedures required for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitting of the CAI.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • Waste management '86, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2 Mar 1986

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  • Other: DE86007382
  • Report No.: LA-UR-86-614
  • Report No.: CONF-860317-20
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6203646
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1105139

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  • January 1, 1986

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Vavruska, J.S.; Borduin, L.C.; Hutchins, D.A.; Koenig, R.A. & Warner, C.L. Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator for hazardous chemical and mixed radioactive wastes, article, January 1, 1986; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1105139/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.