Effects of Hanford tank simulant waste on plastic packaging to components

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We have developed a chemical compatibility program for the evaluation of plastic packaging components which may be incorporated in packaging for transporting mixed waste forms. Consistent with the methodology outlined in this paper, we have performed the second phase of this experimental program to determine the effects of simulant Hanford Tank mixed wastes on packaging materials. This effort involved the comprehensive testing of five plastic liner materials in the aqueous mixed waste simulant. The testing protocol involved exposing the respective materials to {approximately}1, 3, 6, and 40 kGy of gamma radiation followed by 7, 14, 28, 180 day exposures to ... continued below

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Nigrey, P.J. & Dickens, T.G. December 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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We have developed a chemical compatibility program for the evaluation of plastic packaging components which may be incorporated in packaging for transporting mixed waste forms. Consistent with the methodology outlined in this paper, we have performed the second phase of this experimental program to determine the effects of simulant Hanford Tank mixed wastes on packaging materials. This effort involved the comprehensive testing of five plastic liner materials in the aqueous mixed waste simulant. The testing protocol involved exposing the respective materials to {approximately}1, 3, 6, and 40 kGy of gamma radiation followed by 7, 14, 28, 180 day exposures to the waste simulant at 18, 50, and 60{degree}C. From the limited data analyses performed to date in this study, we have identified the fluorocarbon Kel-F{trademark} as having the greatest chemical compatibility after having been exposed to 40 kGy gamma radiation followed by exposure to the Hanford Tank simulant mixed waste at 60{degree}C. The most stricking observation from this study was the poor performance of Teflon under these conditions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003069

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  • PATRAM `95: 11. international conference on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 3-8 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96003069
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0186C
  • Report No.: CONF-951203--4
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000;AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 149852
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624929

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Nigrey, P.J. & Dickens, T.G. Effects of Hanford tank simulant waste on plastic packaging to components, article, December 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624929/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.