Microwave processing of radioactive materials-I

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This paper is the first of two papers that reviews the major past and present applications of microwave energy for processing radioactive materials, with particular emphasis on processing radioactive wastes. Microwave heating occurs through the internal friction produced inside a dielectric material when its molecules vibrate in response to an oscillating microwave field. For this presentation, we shall focus on the two FCC-approved microwave frequencies for industrial, scientific, and medical use, 915 and 2450 MHz. Also, because of space limitations, we shall postpone addressing plasma processing of hazardous wastes using microwave energy until a later date. 13 refs., 4 figs.

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White, T.L. & Berry, J.B. January 1, 1989.

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This paper is the first of two papers that reviews the major past and present applications of microwave energy for processing radioactive materials, with particular emphasis on processing radioactive wastes. Microwave heating occurs through the internal friction produced inside a dielectric material when its molecules vibrate in response to an oscillating microwave field. For this presentation, we shall focus on the two FCC-approved microwave frequencies for industrial, scientific, and medical use, 915 and 2450 MHz. Also, because of space limitations, we shall postpone addressing plasma processing of hazardous wastes using microwave energy until a later date. 13 refs., 4 figs.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01 - OSTI; 1.

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  • American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, 9 Apr 1989

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  • Report No.: CONF-890490-1
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1210671

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White, T.L. & Berry, J.B. Microwave processing of radioactive materials-I, article, January 1, 1989; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1210671/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.