Development of a ceramic waste form for high-level waste disposal.

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A ceramic waste form is being developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) as part of the demonstration of the electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The halide, alkaline earth, alkali, transuranic, and rare earth fission products are stabilized in zeolite which is combined with glass and processed in a hot isostatic press (HIP) to form a ceramic composite. The mineral sodalite is formed in the HIP from the zeolite precursor. The process, from starting materials to final product, is relatively simple. An overview of the processing operations is given. The metrics that have been developed to measure the success or ... continued below

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Esh, D. W. November 30, 1998.

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A ceramic waste form is being developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) as part of the demonstration of the electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The halide, alkaline earth, alkali, transuranic, and rare earth fission products are stabilized in zeolite which is combined with glass and processed in a hot isostatic press (HIP) to form a ceramic composite. The mineral sodalite is formed in the HIP from the zeolite precursor. The process, from starting materials to final product, is relatively simple. An overview of the processing operations is given. The metrics that have been developed to measure the success or completion of processing operations are developed and discussed. The impact of variability in processing metrics on the durability of the final product is presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011116

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  • Materials Research Society 1998 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (US), 11/29/1998--12/04/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/NT/CP-97702
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11116
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627290

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Esh, D. W. Development of a ceramic waste form for high-level waste disposal., article, November 30, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627290/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.