Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant capacity increase options

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Studies are being conducted by the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) Project on ways to increase the waste processing capacity within the current Vitrification Building structural design. The Phase 1 study on remote systems concepts identification and extent of capacity increase was completed. The study concluded that the HWVP capacity could be increased to four times the current capacity with minor design adjustments to the fixed facility design, and the required design changes would not impact the current footprint of the vitrification building. A further increase in production capacity may be achievable but would require some technology development, verification testing, ... continued below

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Larson, D.E. April 1, 1996.

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Studies are being conducted by the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) Project on ways to increase the waste processing capacity within the current Vitrification Building structural design. The Phase 1 study on remote systems concepts identification and extent of capacity increase was completed. The study concluded that the HWVP capacity could be increased to four times the current capacity with minor design adjustments to the fixed facility design, and the required design changes would not impact the current footprint of the vitrification building. A further increase in production capacity may be achievable but would require some technology development, verification testing, and a more systematic and extensive engineering evaluation. The primary changes included a single advance melter with a higher capacity, new evaporative feed tank, offgas quench collection tank, ejector venturi scrubbers, and additional inner canister closure station,a smear test station, a new close- coupled analytical facility, waste hold capacity of 400,000 gallon, the ability to concentrate out-of-plant HWVP feed to 90 g/L waste oxide concentration, and limited changes to the current base slab construction package.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96011463

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  • Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96011463
  • Report No.: PNNL--11095
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/253174 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 253174
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666085

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Larson, D.E. Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant capacity increase options, report, April 1, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666085/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.