Stainless Steel RSM Beneficial Reuse technical feasibility to business reality

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The Stainless Steel Beneficial Reuse Program began in 1994 as a demonstration funded by the DOE Office of Science and Technology. The purpose was to assess the practicality of stainless steel radioactive scrap metal (RSM) recycle. Technical feasibility has been demonstrated through the production of a number of products made from recycled RSM. A solid business foundation is yet to be achieved. However, a business environment is beginning to develop as multiple markets and applications for RSM are surfacing around the Complex. The criteria for a successful business reality includes: - affordable programs, - a continuing production base from which ... continued below

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Boettinger, W.L. & Mishra, G. August 1, 1997.

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The Stainless Steel Beneficial Reuse Program began in 1994 as a demonstration funded by the DOE Office of Science and Technology. The purpose was to assess the practicality of stainless steel radioactive scrap metal (RSM) recycle. Technical feasibility has been demonstrated through the production of a number of products made from recycled RSM. A solid business foundation is yet to be achieved. However, a business environment is beginning to develop as multiple markets and applications for RSM are surfacing around the Complex. The criteria for a successful business reality includes: - affordable programs, - a continuing production base from which to expand, - real products needs, - adequate RSM supply, and - a multi-year program This program currently sponsored by SRS and DOE-ORO to fabricate Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) canisters from RSM provides an activity that satisfies these criteria. The program status is discussed. A comparison of the cost of DWPF canisters fabricated from recycled RSM and virgin metal is presented. The comparison is a function of several factors: disposal costs, the fabrication cost of virgin metal canisters, the fabrication cost of recycled RSM canisters, free release decontamination costs, and the cost to accumulate the RSM. These variables are analyzed and the relationship established to show the break-even point for various values of each parameter.

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  • Beneficial Reuse `97: 5. annual conference on the recycle and reuse of radioactive scrap metal, Knoxville, TN (United States), 5-7 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE97053832
  • Report No.: WSRC-RP--97-292
  • Report No.: CONF-970830--
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 565175
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692961

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Boettinger, W.L. & Mishra, G. Stainless Steel RSM Beneficial Reuse technical feasibility to business reality, article, August 1, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692961/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.