Mixed Waste Integrated Program -- Problem-oriented technology development

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The Mixed Waste Integrated Program (MWIP) is responding to the need for DOE mixed waste treatment technologies that meet these dual regulatory requirements. MWIP is developing emerging and innovative treatment technologies to determine process feasibility. Technology demonstrations will be used to determine whether processes are superior to existing technologies in reducing risk, minimizing life-cycle cost, and improving process performance. Technology development is ongoing in technical areas required to process mixed waste: materials handling, chemical/physical treatment, waste destruction, off-gas treatment, final forms, and process monitoring/control. MWIP is currently developing a suite of technologies to process heterogeneous waste. One robust process is ... continued below

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Hart, P.W.; Wolf, S.W. & Berry, J.B. December 31, 1994.

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The Mixed Waste Integrated Program (MWIP) is responding to the need for DOE mixed waste treatment technologies that meet these dual regulatory requirements. MWIP is developing emerging and innovative treatment technologies to determine process feasibility. Technology demonstrations will be used to determine whether processes are superior to existing technologies in reducing risk, minimizing life-cycle cost, and improving process performance. Technology development is ongoing in technical areas required to process mixed waste: materials handling, chemical/physical treatment, waste destruction, off-gas treatment, final forms, and process monitoring/control. MWIP is currently developing a suite of technologies to process heterogeneous waste. One robust process is the fixed-hearth plasma-arc process that is being developed to treat a wide variety of contaminated materials with minimal characterization. Additional processes encompass steam reforming, including treatment of waste under the debris rule. Advanced off-gas systems are also being developed. Vitrification technologies are being demonstrated for the treatment of homogeneous wastes such as incinerator ash and sludge. An alternative to conventional evaporation for liquid removal--freeze crystallization--is being investigated. Since mercury is present in numerous waste streams, mercury removal technologies are being developed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96009999

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  • Mixed waste thermal treatment symposium, Denver, CO (United States), 12-14 Apr 1994

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  • Other: DE96009999
  • Report No.: CONF-9404126--6
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 225977
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672306

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Hart, P.W.; Wolf, S.W. & Berry, J.B. Mixed Waste Integrated Program -- Problem-oriented technology development, article, December 31, 1994; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672306/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.