Design of microwave vitrification systems for radioactive waste

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is involved in the research and development of high-power microwave heating systems for the vitrification of DOE radioactive sludges. Design criteria for a continuous microwave vitrification system capable of processing a surrogate filtercake sludge representative of a typical waste-water treatment operation are discussed. A prototype 915 MHz, 75 kW microwave vitrification system or `microwave melter` is described along with some early experimental results that demonstrate a 4 to 1 volume reduction of a surrogate ORNL filtercake sludge.

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White, T.L.; Wilson, C.T.; Schaick, C.R. & Bostick, W.D. April 1, 1996.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is involved in the research and development of high-power microwave heating systems for the vitrification of DOE radioactive sludges. Design criteria for a continuous microwave vitrification system capable of processing a surrogate filtercake sludge representative of a typical waste-water treatment operation are discussed. A prototype 915 MHz, 75 kW microwave vitrification system or `microwave melter` is described along with some early experimental results that demonstrate a 4 to 1 volume reduction of a surrogate ORNL filtercake sludge.

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  • Spring meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), San Francisco, CA (United States), 8-12 Apr 1996

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  • Report No.: CONF-960401--14
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 237389
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White, T.L.; Wilson, C.T.; Schaick, C.R. & Bostick, W.D. Design of microwave vitrification systems for radioactive waste, article, April 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663949/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.