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The sample bricks were installed using a Mulset refractory
mortar. Prior to operational use of the CAI following the sample
installation, the temperature was brought up slowly to cure the
new refractory and samples in place. This cure consisted of
cycles of slow heat-up at a rate of 280C/hour (500F/hr) with
"soak" periods of 18 hours at 1210C (2500F) and 3150C (6000F),
and soaks of 5 hours at 5400C (10000F) and 8700C (16000F).
INCINERATOR OPERATING CONDITIONS
Following completion of their installation in August 1979,
and until their removal in November 1985, the samples were
subjected to approximately' 2000 hours of hot time at temperatures
of 870-11000C (1600-2000 F) and 22 cycles of heat-up and cool-
down. As part of incineration studies for various agencies, a
wide range of simulated and actual wastes were fed to the CAI
during this period. These wastes included simulated fission
activation products, pentachlorophenol (PCP) -treated wood,
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), ion exchange resins, TRU
combustible wastes, Anr 7vjr~o1 1litary smoke and flare
compounds (Table III) ' .
Major Composition of Test Program Feed Materials
Test Run Amount Major Constituents
FAP-1 & 2 Trace Cs-137, Co-60, Fe-59, I-131, Ru-106
PCP-1 1814 kg Pentachlorophenol (PCP) treated wood
95% Hydrocarbons, 5% Sulfur
RS-1 163 kg Cationic beaded ion exchange resins
PCB-1 378 1 PCBs (61% Arochlor 1260,
16-CS1 907 kg Navy Colored Smoke Compounds: Sugar,
KClO3, Na2(CO3)2, Organic Dyes
17-CS2 635 kg Army Colored Smoke Compounds: Sugar,
Na2(CO3)2, KC103, MgCO3, ZnO, Al,
Hexachloroethane, Organic Dyes
CAI-P-1 1514 1 TRU Contaminated PCBs (1 1/2 g Pu)
(33.3% Arochlor 1254, 19.2% Arochlor
1260, 47.5% Trichlorobenzene)
19-CF-1 272 kg Navy Colored Flare Compounds: Mg,
KC104, Na2C204, Ba(C103)2, Ba(N03)2,
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Hutchins, D.A.; Borduin, L.C.; Koenig, R.A.; Vavruska, J.S. & Warner, C.L. Performance assessment of refractory samples in the Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator, article, January 1, 1986; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1114871/m1/7/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.