Using systems analysis to improve decision making in solving mixed waste problems at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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ORNL has accumulated considerable quantitites of mixed wastes, many containing hazardous and radioactive components. Finding a suitable technique for treating mixed wastes is a challenging task. The Federal Facilities Compliance Act requires ODE to provide on-site treatment plans. A method of analysis was needed for quick, easy trade-off studies and alternatives evaluations. Evaluation of ORO management of mixed waste indicated that a systems analysis, including development of automated analysis tools and integrated models, was required. Integrated systems approach was needed because of the complexity. Risk, cost, performance, and uncertainty were considered. Resuts produced in these studies may be refined as ... continued below

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Ferrada, J.J.; Welch, T.D.; Osborne-Lee, I.W. & Nehls, J.W. Jr. January 25, 1996.

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ORNL has accumulated considerable quantitites of mixed wastes, many containing hazardous and radioactive components. Finding a suitable technique for treating mixed wastes is a challenging task. The Federal Facilities Compliance Act requires ODE to provide on-site treatment plans. A method of analysis was needed for quick, easy trade-off studies and alternatives evaluations. Evaluation of ORO management of mixed waste indicated that a systems analysis, including development of automated analysis tools and integrated models, was required. Integrated systems approach was needed because of the complexity. Risk, cost, performance, and uncertainty were considered. Resuts produced in these studies may be refined as more nearly accurate information is obtained about uncertanties in some treatment alternative.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96008623

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  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) spring meeting, New Orleans, LA (United States), 26-29 Feb 1996

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  • Report No.: CONF-960271--6
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211500
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668252

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Ferrada, J.J.; Welch, T.D.; Osborne-Lee, I.W. & Nehls, J.W. Jr. Using systems analysis to improve decision making in solving mixed waste problems at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), article, January 25, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668252/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.