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  • Main Title Performance assessment of refractory samples in the Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator


  • Author: Hutchins, D.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Borduin, L.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Koenig, R.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Vavruska, J.S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Warner, C.L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)


  • Creation: 1986-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A refractory evaluation project was initiated in 1979 to study the performance of six selected refractory materials within the Los Alamos Controlled Air Incinerator (CAI). Determining refractory resistance to thermal shock, chemical attack, and plutonium uptake was of particular interest. The experimental refractories were subjected to a variety of waste materials, including transuranic (TRU) contaminated wastes, highly chlorinated compounds and alkaline metal salts of perchlorate, chlorate, nitrate and oxylate, over the six year period of this study. Results of this study to date indicate that the use of high alumina, and possibly specialty plastic refractories, is advisable for the lining of incinerators used for the thermal destruction of diverse chemical compounds. 12 refs., 4 tabs.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 7


  • Keyword: Elements
  • Keyword: Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Liners
  • Keyword: Transuranium Elements
  • Keyword: Refractories
  • STI Subject Categories: 360203 -- Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories-- Mechanical Properties
  • Keyword: Data
  • Keyword: Stresses
  • Keyword: Alpha-Bearing Wastes
  • Keyword: Materials
  • Keyword: Actinides
  • STI Subject Categories: 052001 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Processing
  • Keyword: Plutonium
  • Keyword: Incinerators
  • Keyword: Radioactive Materials
  • Keyword: Testing
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Thermal Stresses
  • Keyword: Metals
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Numerical Data
  • Keyword: Materials Testing
  • Keyword: Information
  • Keyword: Absorption
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Performance Testing
  • Keyword: Wastes 360204* -- Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories-- Physical Properties


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


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE86007381
  • Report No.: LA-UR-86-615
  • Report No.: CONF-860317-19
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6146157
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1114871


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.