Macroencapsulation of low-level debris waste with the phosphate ceramic process

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Across the DOE complex, large quantities of contaminated debris and irradiated lead bricks require disposal. The preferred method for disposing of these wastes is macroencapsulation under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alternative Treatment Standards. Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics serve as a novel binder, developed at Argonne National Laboratory, for stabilizing and solidifying various low-level mixed wastes. Extremely strong, dense, and impervious to water intrusion, this material was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Science and Technology (DOE OST). In this investigation, CBPCs have been used to demonstrate macroencapsulation of various contaminated debris wastes, including cryofractured debris, ... continued below

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Singh, D.; Wagh, A.S.; Tlustochowicz, M. & Jeong, S.Y. March 1, 1997.

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Across the DOE complex, large quantities of contaminated debris and irradiated lead bricks require disposal. The preferred method for disposing of these wastes is macroencapsulation under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alternative Treatment Standards. Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics serve as a novel binder, developed at Argonne National Laboratory, for stabilizing and solidifying various low-level mixed wastes. Extremely strong, dense, and impervious to water intrusion, this material was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Science and Technology (DOE OST). In this investigation, CBPCs have been used to demonstrate macroencapsulation of various contaminated debris wastes, including cryofractured debris, lead bricks, and lead-lined plastic gloves. This paper describes the processing steps for fabricating the waste forms and the results of various characterizations performed on the waste forms. The conclusion is that simple and low-cost CBPCs are excellent material systems for macroencapsulating debris wastes.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007083

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  • 18. annual DOE low-level radioactive waste management conference, Salt Lake City, UT (United States), 20-22 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97007083
  • Report No.: ANL/ET/CP--92758
  • Report No.: CONF-970537--6
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 508144
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692394

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Singh, D.; Wagh, A.S.; Tlustochowicz, M. & Jeong, S.Y. Macroencapsulation of low-level debris waste with the phosphate ceramic process, article, March 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692394/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.