Radioactive scrap metal decontamination technology assessment report

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Within the DOE complex there exists a tremendous quantity of radioactive scrap metal. As an example, it is estimated that within the gaseous diffusion plants there exists in excess of 700,000 tons of contaminated stainless steel. At present, valuable material is being disposed of when it could be converted into a high quality product. Liquid metal processing represents a true recycling opportunity for this material. By applying the primary production processes towards the material`s decontamination and re-use, the value of the strategic resource is maintained while drastically reducing the volume of material in need of burial. Potential processes for the ... continued below

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Buckentin, J.M.; Damkroger, B.K. & Schlienger, M.E. April 1, 1996.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Within the DOE complex there exists a tremendous quantity of radioactive scrap metal. As an example, it is estimated that within the gaseous diffusion plants there exists in excess of 700,000 tons of contaminated stainless steel. At present, valuable material is being disposed of when it could be converted into a high quality product. Liquid metal processing represents a true recycling opportunity for this material. By applying the primary production processes towards the material`s decontamination and re-use, the value of the strategic resource is maintained while drastically reducing the volume of material in need of burial. Potential processes for the liquid metal decontamination of radioactively contaminated metal are discussed and contrasted. Opportunities and technology development issues are identified and discussed. The processes compared are: surface decontamination; size reduction, packaging and burial; melting technologies; electric arc melting; plasma arc centrifugal treatment; air induction melting; vacuum induction melting; and vacuum induction melting and electroslag remelting.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96010897

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  • Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96010897
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0902
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/231366 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231366
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670285

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Buckentin, J.M.; Damkroger, B.K. & Schlienger, M.E. Radioactive scrap metal decontamination technology assessment report, report, April 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670285/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.