Case study and presentation of the DOE treatability group concept for low-level and mixed waste streams

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The Federal Facility Compliance Act of 1992 requires the US Department of Energy (DOE) to prepare an inventory report of its mixed waste and treatment capacities and technologies. Grouping waste streams according to technological requirements is the logical means of matching waste streams to treatment technologies, and streamlines the effort of identifying technology development needs. To provide consistency, DOE has developed a standard methodology for categorizing waste into treatability groups based on three characteristic parameters: radiological, bulk physical/chemical form, and regulated contaminant. Based on category and component definitions in the methodology, descriptive codes or strings of codes are assigned under ... continued below

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Kirkpatrick, T.D.; Heath, B.A. & Davis, K.D. December 31, 1994.

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  • Kirkpatrick, T.D. Lockheed Idaho Technologies, Germantown, MD (United States)
  • Heath, B.A. Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  • Davis, K.D. Roy F. Weston, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

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The Federal Facility Compliance Act of 1992 requires the US Department of Energy (DOE) to prepare an inventory report of its mixed waste and treatment capacities and technologies. Grouping waste streams according to technological requirements is the logical means of matching waste streams to treatment technologies, and streamlines the effort of identifying technology development needs. To provide consistency, DOE has developed a standard methodology for categorizing waste into treatability groups based on three characteristic parameters: radiological, bulk physical/chemical form, and regulated contaminant. Based on category and component definitions in the methodology, descriptive codes or strings of codes are assigned under each parameter, resulting in a waste characterization amenable to a computerized format for query and sort functions. By using only the applicable parameters, this methodology can be applied to all waste types generated within the DOE complex: radioactive, hazardous, mixed, and sanitary/municipal. Implementation of this methodology will assist the individual sites and DOE Headquarters in analyzing waste management technology and facility needs.

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  • 16. US Department of Energy low-level radioactive waste management conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 13-15 Dec 1994

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  • Other: DE95008616
  • Report No.: INEL--94/00052
  • Report No.: CONF-941214--6
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 37983
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687970

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Kirkpatrick, T.D.; Heath, B.A. & Davis, K.D. Case study and presentation of the DOE treatability group concept for low-level and mixed waste streams, article, December 31, 1994; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687970/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.