Cement waste-form development for ion-exchange resins at the Rocky Flats Plant

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This report describes the development of a cement waste form to stabilize ion-exchange resins at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). These resins have an elevated potential for ignition due to inadequate wetness and contact with nitrates. The work focused on the preparation and performance evaluation of several Portland cement/resin formulations. The performance standards were chosen to address Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Environmental Protection Agency Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements, compatibility with Rocky Flats equipment, and throughput efficiency. The work was performed with surrogate gel-type Dowex cation- and anion-exchange resins chosen to be representative of the resin inventory ... continued below

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Veazey, G.W. & Ames, R.L. March 1, 1997.

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  • Veazey, G.W. Los Alamos National Labs., NM (United States)
  • Ames, R.L. Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Golden, CO (United States)

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This report describes the development of a cement waste form to stabilize ion-exchange resins at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). These resins have an elevated potential for ignition due to inadequate wetness and contact with nitrates. The work focused on the preparation and performance evaluation of several Portland cement/resin formulations. The performance standards were chosen to address Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Environmental Protection Agency Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements, compatibility with Rocky Flats equipment, and throughput efficiency. The work was performed with surrogate gel-type Dowex cation- and anion-exchange resins chosen to be representative of the resin inventory at RFETS. Work was initiated with nonactinide resins to establish formulation ranges that would meet performance standards. Results were then verified and refined with actinide-containing resins. The final recommended formulation that passed all performance standards was determined to be a cement/water/resin (C/W/R) wt % ratio of 63/27/10 at a pH of 9 to 12. The recommendations include the acceptable compositional ranges for each component of the C/W/R ratio. Also included in this report are a recommended procedure, an equipment list, and observations/suggestions for implementation at RFETS. In addition, information is included that explains why denitration of the resin is unnecessary for stabilizing its ignitability potential.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97005285

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  • Other: DE97005285
  • Report No.: LA--13226-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/464187 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 464187
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681248

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Veazey, G.W. & Ames, R.L. Cement waste-form development for ion-exchange resins at the Rocky Flats Plant, report, March 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681248/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.