Design and fabrication of a glovebox for the Plasma Hearth Process radioactive bench-scale system

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This paper presents some of the design considerations and fabrication techniques for building a glovebox for the Plasma Hearth Process (PHP) radioactive bench-scale system. The PHP radioactive bench-scale system uses a plasma torch to process a variety of radioactive materials into a final vitrified waste form. The processed waste will contain plutonium and trace amounts of other radioactive materials. The glovebox used in this system is located directly below the plasma chamber and is called the Hearth Handling Enclosure (HHE). The HHE is designed to maintain a confinement boundary between the processed waste and the operator. Operations that take place ... continued below

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Wahlquist, D.R. July 1, 1996.

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  • Wahlquist, D.R. Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Technology Development Div.

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This paper presents some of the design considerations and fabrication techniques for building a glovebox for the Plasma Hearth Process (PHP) radioactive bench-scale system. The PHP radioactive bench-scale system uses a plasma torch to process a variety of radioactive materials into a final vitrified waste form. The processed waste will contain plutonium and trace amounts of other radioactive materials. The glovebox used in this system is located directly below the plasma chamber and is called the Hearth Handling Enclosure (HHE). The HHE is designed to maintain a confinement boundary between the processed waste and the operator. Operations that take place inside the HHE include raising and lowering the hearth using a hydraulic lift table, transporting the hearth within the HHE using an overhead monorail and hoist system, sampling and disassembly of the processed waste and hearth, weighing the hearth, rebuilding a hearth, and sampling HEPA filters. The PHP radioactive bench-scale system is located at the TREAT facility at Argonne National Laboratory-West in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96012721

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  • 10. American Glovebox Society annual conference, San Diego, CA (United States), 22-25 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE96012721
  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--90478
  • Report No.: CONF-9607134--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266620
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665850

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Wahlquist, D.R. Design and fabrication of a glovebox for the Plasma Hearth Process radioactive bench-scale system, article, July 1, 1996; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665850/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.