Vitrification of ion-exchange (IEX) resins: Advantages and technical challenges

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Technologies are being developed by the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the commercial sector to convert low-level radioactive ion exchange (IEX) resin wastes from the nuclear utilities to solid stabilized waste forms for permanent disposal. One of the alternative waste stabilization technologies is vitrification of the resin into glass. Wastes can be vitrified at elevated temperatures by thermal treatment. One alternative thermal treatment is conventional Joule heated melting. Vitrification of wastes into glass is an attractive option because it atomistically bonds both hazardous and radioactive species ... continued below

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Jantzen, C.M.; Peeler, D.K. & Cicero, C.A. December 31, 1995.

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Technologies are being developed by the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the commercial sector to convert low-level radioactive ion exchange (IEX) resin wastes from the nuclear utilities to solid stabilized waste forms for permanent disposal. One of the alternative waste stabilization technologies is vitrification of the resin into glass. Wastes can be vitrified at elevated temperatures by thermal treatment. One alternative thermal treatment is conventional Joule heated melting. Vitrification of wastes into glass is an attractive option because it atomistically bonds both hazardous and radioactive species in the glass structure, and volume reduces the wastes by 70-80%. The large volume reductions allow for large associated savings in disposal and/or long term storage costs.

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  • 96. annual meeting and exposition of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Indianapolis, IN (United States), 24-28 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE96009640
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0518
  • Report No.: CONF-9504124--2
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 237361
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666068

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Jantzen, C.M.; Peeler, D.K. & Cicero, C.A. Vitrification of ion-exchange (IEX) resins: Advantages and technical challenges, article, December 31, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666068/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.