Processing of Oak Ridge B&C pond sludge surrogate in the transportable vitrification system

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The Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) developed at the Savannah River Site is designed to process low-level and mixed radioactive wastes into a stable glass product. The TVS consists of a feed preparation and delivery system, a joule-heated melter, and an offgas treatment system. Surrogate Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) B&C pond sludge was treated in a demonstration of the TVS system at Clemson University and at ORR. After initial tests with soda-lime-silica (SLS) feed, three melter volumes of glass were produced from the surrogate feed. A forthcoming report will describe glass characterization; and melter feeding, operation, and glass pouring. Melter operations ... continued below

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Zamecnik, J.R.; Young, S.R.; Peeler, D.K. & Smith, M.E. April 16, 1997.

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The Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) developed at the Savannah River Site is designed to process low-level and mixed radioactive wastes into a stable glass product. The TVS consists of a feed preparation and delivery system, a joule-heated melter, and an offgas treatment system. Surrogate Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) B&C pond sludge was treated in a demonstration of the TVS system at Clemson University and at ORR. After initial tests with soda-lime-silica (SLS) feed, three melter volumes of glass were produced from the surrogate feed. A forthcoming report will describe glass characterization; and melter feeding, operation, and glass pouring. Melter operations described will include slurry characterization and feeding, factors affecting feed melt rates, glass pouring and pour rate constraints, and melter operating temperatures. Residence time modeling of the melter will also be discussed. Characterization of glass; including composition, predicted liquidity and viscosity, Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), and devitrification will be covered. Devitrification was a concern in glass container tests and was found to be mostly dependent on the cooling rate. Crucible tests indicated that melter shutdown with glass containing Fe and Li was also a devitrification concern, so the melter was flushed with SLS glass before cooldown.

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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: DE97053828
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0790
  • Report No.: CONF-970568--
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 568618
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc699277

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Zamecnik, J.R.; Young, S.R.; Peeler, D.K. & Smith, M.E. Processing of Oak Ridge B&C pond sludge surrogate in the transportable vitrification system, article, April 16, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699277/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.