Ceramicrete stabilization of low-level mixed wastes - a complete story

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During the last three years, Ceramicrete (chemically bonded phosphate ceramics) have been investigated at Argonne-East for low-temperature stabilization and solidification of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE`s) mixed wastes, for which conventional high-temperature treatments cannot be used because of volatiles and pyrophorics present in these wastes. This paper summarizes the development of Ceramicrete and provides the current technology status. We discuss our early investigations with surrogates that are typical of DOE mixed wastes, subsequent testing with actual waste streams, and scale-up of the process to an operational level. Current efforts include testing the process at an operational level for an ash ... continued below

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Wagh, A.S.; Singh, D.; Jeong, S.Y. & Strain, R.V. March 1, 1997.

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During the last three years, Ceramicrete (chemically bonded phosphate ceramics) have been investigated at Argonne-East for low-temperature stabilization and solidification of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE`s) mixed wastes, for which conventional high-temperature treatments cannot be used because of volatiles and pyrophorics present in these wastes. This paper summarizes the development of Ceramicrete and provides the current technology status. We discuss our early investigations with surrogates that are typical of DOE mixed wastes, subsequent testing with actual waste streams, and scale-up of the process to an operational level. Current efforts include testing the process at an operational level for an ash waste stream from the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and obtaining sufficient information to prepare a technology performance report.

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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: DE97007073
  • Report No.: ANL/ET/CP--92843
  • Report No.: CONF-970537--7
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 508145
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693314

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Wagh, A.S.; Singh, D.; Jeong, S.Y. & Strain, R.V. Ceramicrete stabilization of low-level mixed wastes - a complete story, article, March 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693314/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.