Portable treatment systems study

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In developing their Site Treatment Plans (STPs), many of the Department of Energy installations identified some form of portable treatment, to facilitate compliant disposition of select mixed low-level wastestreams. The Environmental Management Office of Science and Technology requested that a systems study be performed to better define the potential role of portable treatment with respect to mixed low-level waste, highlight obstacles to implementation, and identify opportunities for future research and development emphasis. The study was performed by first establishing a representative set of mixed waste, then formulating portable treatment system concepts to meet the required processing needs for these wastes. ... continued below

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249 p.

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Sherick, M.J.; Schwinkendorf, W.E.; Bechtold, T.E. & Cole, L.T. March 1, 1997.

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In developing their Site Treatment Plans (STPs), many of the Department of Energy installations identified some form of portable treatment, to facilitate compliant disposition of select mixed low-level wastestreams. The Environmental Management Office of Science and Technology requested that a systems study be performed to better define the potential role of portable treatment with respect to mixed low-level waste, highlight obstacles to implementation, and identify opportunities for future research and development emphasis. The study was performed by first establishing a representative set of mixed waste, then formulating portable treatment system concepts to meet the required processing needs for these wastes. The portable systems that were conceptualized were evaluated and compared to a fixed centralized treatment alternative. The system evaluations include a life-cycle cost analysis and an assessment of regulatory, institutional, and technical issues associated with the potential use of portable systems. The results of this study show that when all costs are included, there are no significant cost differences between portable systems and fixed systems. However, it is also emphasized that many uncertainties exist that could impact the cost of implementing portable treatment systems. Portable treatment could be made more attractive through private sector implementation, although there is little economic incentive for a commercial vendor to develop small, specialized treatment capabilities with limited applicability. Alternatively, there may also be valid reasons why fixed units cannot be used for some problematic wastestreams. In any event, there are some site-specific problems that still need to be addressed, and there may be some opportunity for research and development to make a positive impact in these areas.

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249 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052949

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  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE97052949
  • Report No.: INEL--96/0430
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/481879 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 481879
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678785

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Sherick, M.J.; Schwinkendorf, W.E.; Bechtold, T.E. & Cole, L.T. Portable treatment systems study, report, March 1, 1997; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678785/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.