High level waste at Hanford: Potential for waste loading maximization

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The loading of Hanford nuclear waste in borosilicate glass is limited by phase-related phenomena, such as crystallization or formation of immiscible liquids, and by breakdown of the glass structure because of an excessive concentration of modifiers. The phase-related phenomena cause both processing and product quality problems. The deterioration of product durability determines the ultimate waste loading limit if all processing problems are resolved. Concrete examples and mass-balance based calculations show that a substantial potential exists for increasing waste loading of high-level wastes that contain a large fraction of refractory components.

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Hrma, P.R. & Bailey, A.W. September 1, 1995.

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The loading of Hanford nuclear waste in borosilicate glass is limited by phase-related phenomena, such as crystallization or formation of immiscible liquids, and by breakdown of the glass structure because of an excessive concentration of modifiers. The phase-related phenomena cause both processing and product quality problems. The deterioration of product durability determines the ultimate waste loading limit if all processing problems are resolved. Concrete examples and mass-balance based calculations show that a substantial potential exists for increasing waste loading of high-level wastes that contain a large fraction of refractory components.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002608

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  • 5. international conference on radioactive waste management and environmental remediation, Berlin (Germany), 3-9 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96002608
  • Report No.: PNL-SA--26441
  • Report No.: CONF-950917--18
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 147692
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621955

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Hrma, P.R. & Bailey, A.W. High level waste at Hanford: Potential for waste loading maximization, article, September 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621955/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.