Steam reforming of low-level mixed waste

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The U.S. department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the treatment and disposal of an inventory of approximately 160,000 tons of Low-Level Mixed Waste (LLMW). Most of this LLMW is stored in drums, barrels and steel boxes at 20 different sites throughout the DOE complex. The basic objective of low-level mixed waste treatment systems is to completely destroy the hazardous constituents and to simultaneously isolate and capture the radionuclides in a superior final waste form such as glass. The DOE is sponsoring the development of advanced technologies that meet this objective while achieving maximum volume reduction, low-life cycle costs and ... continued below

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Voelker, G.E.; Steedman, W.G. & Chandran, R.R. December 31, 1996.

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The U.S. department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the treatment and disposal of an inventory of approximately 160,000 tons of Low-Level Mixed Waste (LLMW). Most of this LLMW is stored in drums, barrels and steel boxes at 20 different sites throughout the DOE complex. The basic objective of low-level mixed waste treatment systems is to completely destroy the hazardous constituents and to simultaneously isolate and capture the radionuclides in a superior final waste form such as glass. The DOE is sponsoring the development of advanced technologies that meet this objective while achieving maximum volume reduction, low-life cycle costs and maximum operational safety. ThermoChem, Inc. is in the final stages of development of a steam-reforming system capable of treating a wide variety of DOE low-level mixed waste that meets these objectives. The design, construction, and testing of a nominal 1 ton/day Process Development Unit is described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052231

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  • Conference on industry partnerships to deploy environmental technology, Morgantown, WV (United States), 22-24 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97052231
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/32091--97/C0789
  • Report No.: CONF-9610231--39
  • Grant Number: AR21-95MC32091
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 493342
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685438

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Voelker, G.E.; Steedman, W.G. & Chandran, R.R. Steam reforming of low-level mixed waste, article, December 31, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685438/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.