Application of glove box robotics to hazardous waste management

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Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a semi-automated system for handling, characterizing, processing, sorting, and repackaging hazardous wastes containing tritium. The system combines an IBM developed gantry robot with a special glove box enclosure designed to protect the operators and minimize the potential release of tritium to the atmosphere. All hazardous waste handling and processing will be performed remotely using the robot in a telerobotic mode for one-of-a-kind functions and in an autonomous mode for repetitive type operations. The system will initially be used in conjunction with a portable gas system designed to capture any gaseous phase tritium released into ... continued below

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Dennison, D.K.; Hurd, R.L.; Merrill, R.D. & Reitz, T.C. February 1, 1995.

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Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a semi-automated system for handling, characterizing, processing, sorting, and repackaging hazardous wastes containing tritium. The system combines an IBM developed gantry robot with a special glove box enclosure designed to protect the operators and minimize the potential release of tritium to the atmosphere. All hazardous waste handling and processing will be performed remotely using the robot in a telerobotic mode for one-of-a-kind functions and in an autonomous mode for repetitive type operations. The system will initially be used in conjunction with a portable gas system designed to capture any gaseous phase tritium released into the glove box. This paper presents the objectives of this program, provides background related to LLNL`s robotics and waste handling program, describes the major system components, outlines system operation, and discusses current status and plans.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008380

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  • 6. American Nuclear Society meeting on robotics and remote systems, Monterey, CA (United States), 5-10 Feb 1995

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  • Other: DE95008380
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--117153
  • Report No.: CONF-950232--24
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 31702
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688102

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Dennison, D.K.; Hurd, R.L.; Merrill, R.D. & Reitz, T.C. Application of glove box robotics to hazardous waste management, article, February 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688102/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.