Treatability studies for polyethylene encapsulation of INEL low-level mixed wastes. Final report

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Treatability studies for polyethylene encapsulation of Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) low-level mixed wastes were conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The treatability work, which included thermal screening and/or processibility testing, was performed on priority candidate wastes identified by INEL to determine the applicability of polyethylene encapsulation for the solidification and stabilization of these mixed wastes. The candidate wastes selected for this preliminary study were Eutectic Salts, Ion Exchange Resins, Activated Carbons, Freon Contaminated Rags, TAN TURCO Decon 4502, ICPP Sodium Bearing Liquid Waste, and HTRE-3 Acid Spill Clean-up. Thermal screening was conducted for some of these wastes to determine the ... continued below

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Lageraaen, P.R.; Patel, B.R.; Kalb, P.D. & Adams, J.W. October 1, 1995.

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Treatability studies for polyethylene encapsulation of Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) low-level mixed wastes were conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The treatability work, which included thermal screening and/or processibility testing, was performed on priority candidate wastes identified by INEL to determine the applicability of polyethylene encapsulation for the solidification and stabilization of these mixed wastes. The candidate wastes selected for this preliminary study were Eutectic Salts, Ion Exchange Resins, Activated Carbons, Freon Contaminated Rags, TAN TURCO Decon 4502, ICPP Sodium Bearing Liquid Waste, and HTRE-3 Acid Spill Clean-up. Thermal screening was conducted for some of these wastes to determine the thermal stability of the wastes under expected pretreatment and processing conditions. Processibility testing to determine whether the wastes were amenable to extrusion processing included monitoring feed consistency, extruder output consistency, waste production homogeneity, and waste form performance. Processing parameters were not optimized within the scope of this study. However, based on the treatability results, polyethylene encapsulation does appear applicable as a primary or secondary treatment for most of these wastes.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006103

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  • Other: DE96006103
  • Report No.: BNL--62620
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/195660 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 195660
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664161

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Lageraaen, P.R.; Patel, B.R.; Kalb, P.D. & Adams, J.W. Treatability studies for polyethylene encapsulation of INEL low-level mixed wastes. Final report, report, October 1, 1995; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664161/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.