Catalytic extraction processing of contaminated scrap metal

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The contract was conceived to establish the commercial capability of Catalytic Extraction Processing (CEP) to treat contaminated scrap metal in the DOE inventory. In so doing, Molten Metal Technology, Inc. (MMT), pursued the following objectives: demonstration of the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals--to establish that radioactively contaminated scrap metal can be converted to high-grade, ferrous and non-ferrous alloys which can be reused by DOE or reintroduced into commerce; immobilize radionuclides--that CEP will concentrate the radionuclides in a dense vitreous phase, minimize secondary waste generation and stabilize and reduce waste volume; destroy hazardous organics--that CEP will convert hazardous organics to ... continued below

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Griffin, T.P. & Johnston, J.E. December 31, 1994.

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The contract was conceived to establish the commercial capability of Catalytic Extraction Processing (CEP) to treat contaminated scrap metal in the DOE inventory. In so doing, Molten Metal Technology, Inc. (MMT), pursued the following objectives: demonstration of the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals--to establish that radioactively contaminated scrap metal can be converted to high-grade, ferrous and non-ferrous alloys which can be reused by DOE or reintroduced into commerce; immobilize radionuclides--that CEP will concentrate the radionuclides in a dense vitreous phase, minimize secondary waste generation and stabilize and reduce waste volume; destroy hazardous organics--that CEP will convert hazardous organics to valuable industrial gases, which can be used as feed gases for chemical synthesis or as an energy source; recovery volatile heavy metals--that CEP`s off-gas treatment system will capture volatile heavy metals, such as mercury and lead; and establish that CEP is economical for processing contaminated scrap metal in the DOE inventory--that CEP is a more cost-effective and, complete treatment and recycling technology than competing technologies for processing contaminated scrap. The process and its performance are described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95007694

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  • Opportunity 95: environmental technology through small business, Morgantown, WV (United States), 16-17 Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95007694
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/30171--95/C0434
  • Report No.: CONF-9411149--16
  • Grant Number: AC21-93MC30171
  • DOI: 10.2172/28231 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 28231
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665367

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  • December 31, 1994

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Griffin, T.P. & Johnston, J.E. Catalytic extraction processing of contaminated scrap metal, report, December 31, 1994; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665367/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.