High-level waste processing at the Savannah River Site: An update

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC mg began immobilizing high-level radioactive waste in borosilicate glass in 1996. Currently, the radioactive glass is being produced as a ``sludge-only`` composition by combining washed high-level waste sludge with glass frit. The glass is poured in stainless steel canisters which will eventually be disposed of in a permanent, geological repository. To date, DWPF has produced about 100 canisters of vitrified waste. Future processing operations will, be based on a ``coupled`` feed of washed high-level waste sludge, precipitated cesium, and glass frit. This paper provides an ... continued below

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Marra, J. E.; Bennett, W.M.; Elder, H.H.; Lee, E.D.; Marra, S.L. & Rutland, P.L. September 1, 1997.

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC mg began immobilizing high-level radioactive waste in borosilicate glass in 1996. Currently, the radioactive glass is being produced as a ``sludge-only`` composition by combining washed high-level waste sludge with glass frit. The glass is poured in stainless steel canisters which will eventually be disposed of in a permanent, geological repository. To date, DWPF has produced about 100 canisters of vitrified waste. Future processing operations will, be based on a ``coupled`` feed of washed high-level waste sludge, precipitated cesium, and glass frit. This paper provides an update of the processing activities completed to date, operational/flowsheet problems encountered, and programs underway to increase production rates.

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  • 99. annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Cincinnati, OH (United States), 4-7 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97008648
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0783
  • Report No.: CONF-970568--1
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 521207
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc698959

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Marra, J. E.; Bennett, W.M.; Elder, H.H.; Lee, E.D.; Marra, S.L. & Rutland, P.L. High-level waste processing at the Savannah River Site: An update, article, September 1, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc698959/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.