Task 3 -- Pyrolysis of plastic waste. Semi-annual report, April 1--September 30, 1997

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The Energy and Environmental Research Center is developing a technology for the thermal decomposition of high-organic-content, radionuclide-contaminated mixed wastes and spent (radioactive) ion-exchange resins from the nuclear power industry that will enable the separation and concentration of radionuclides as dry particulate solids and the generation of nonradioactive condensable and noncondensable gas products. Successful application of the technology will enable a significant volume reduction of radioactive waste and the production of an inexpensively disposable nonradioactive organic product. The project objective is to develop and demonstrate the commercial viability of a continuous thermal decomposition process that can fulfill the following requirements: separate ... continued below

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Ness, R.O. & Aulich, T.R. September 1, 1997.

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The Energy and Environmental Research Center is developing a technology for the thermal decomposition of high-organic-content, radionuclide-contaminated mixed wastes and spent (radioactive) ion-exchange resins from the nuclear power industry that will enable the separation and concentration of radionuclides as dry particulate solids and the generation of nonradioactive condensable and noncondensable gas products. Successful application of the technology will enable a significant volume reduction of radioactive waste and the production of an inexpensively disposable nonradioactive organic product. The project objective is to develop and demonstrate the commercial viability of a continuous thermal decomposition process that can fulfill the following requirements: separate radionuclides from radioactive waste streams containing a variety of types and levels of polymers, chlorinated species, and other organics, including rubber, oils, resins, and cellulosic-based materials; concentrate radionuclides in a homogeneous, dry particulate product that can be recovered, handled, and disposed of efficiently and safely; separate and recover any chlorine present (as PVC, chlorinated solvents, or inorganic chlorine) in the contaminated mixed-waste stream; and yield a nonradioactive, low-chlorine-content, condensable organic product that can be economically disposed. Progress is described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98054520

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  • Other: DE98054520
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/31388--13-Pt.2
  • Grant Number: FC21-94MC31388
  • DOI: 10.2172/629342 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 629342
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692155

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Ness, R.O. & Aulich, T.R. Task 3 -- Pyrolysis of plastic waste. Semi-annual report, April 1--September 30, 1997, report, September 1, 1997; Grand Forks, North Dakota. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692155/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.