Evaluation of standard durability tests towards the qualification process for the glass-zeolite ceramic waste form

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Glass-bonded zeolite is being developed as a potential ceramic waste form for the disposition of radionuclides associated with the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) spent nuclear fuel conditioning activities. The utility of several standard durability tests was evaluated as a first step in developing methods and criteria that can be applied towards the process of qualifying this material for acceptance into the DOE Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. The effects of pH, leachant composition, and sample surface-area-to leachant-volume ratios on the durability test results are discussed, in an attempt to investigate the release mechanisms and other physical and chemical parameters that ... continued below

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Simpson, L.J. & Wronkiewicz, D.J. December 31, 1996.

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Glass-bonded zeolite is being developed as a potential ceramic waste form for the disposition of radionuclides associated with the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) spent nuclear fuel conditioning activities. The utility of several standard durability tests was evaluated as a first step in developing methods and criteria that can be applied towards the process of qualifying this material for acceptance into the DOE Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. The effects of pH, leachant composition, and sample surface-area-to leachant-volume ratios on the durability test results are discussed, in an attempt to investigate the release mechanisms and other physical and chemical parameters that are important for the acceptance criteria, including the establishment of appropriate test methodologies required for product consistency measurements.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97003170

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  • 1996 Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA (United States), 2-6 Dec 1996

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  • Other: DE97003170
  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP--90410
  • Report No.: CONF-961202--80
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/455601 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 455601
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680492

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Simpson, L.J. & Wronkiewicz, D.J. Evaluation of standard durability tests towards the qualification process for the glass-zeolite ceramic waste form, report, December 31, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680492/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.