Evaluation of melter technologies for vitrification of Hanford site low-level tank waste - phase 1 testing summary report

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Following negotiation of the fourth amendment to the Tri- Party Agreement for Hanford Site cleanup, commercially available melter technologies were tested during 1994 and 1995 for vitrification of the low-level waste (LLW) stream to be derived from retrieval and pretreatment of the radioactive defense wastes stored in 177 underground tanks. Seven vendors were selected for Phase 1 testing to demonstrate vitrification of a high-sodium content liquid LLW simulant. The tested melter technologies included four Joule-heated melters, a carbon electrode melter, a combustion melter, and a plasma melter. Various dry and slurry melter feed preparation processes also were tested. The technologies ... continued below

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Wilson, C. N. June 27, 1996.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Following negotiation of the fourth amendment to the Tri- Party Agreement for Hanford Site cleanup, commercially available melter technologies were tested during 1994 and 1995 for vitrification of the low-level waste (LLW) stream to be derived from retrieval and pretreatment of the radioactive defense wastes stored in 177 underground tanks. Seven vendors were selected for Phase 1 testing to demonstrate vitrification of a high-sodium content liquid LLW simulant. The tested melter technologies included four Joule-heated melters, a carbon electrode melter, a combustion melter, and a plasma melter. Various dry and slurry melter feed preparation processes also were tested. The technologies and Phase 1 testing results were evaluated and a preliminary technology down-selection completed. This report describes the Phase 1 LLW melter vendor testing and the tested technologies, and summarizes the testing results and the preliminary technology recommendations.

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OSTI as DE98054383

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  • Other Information: PBD: 27 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE98054383
  • Report No.: WHC-SD-WM-ER--498
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/663122 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663122
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc701972

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Wilson, C. N. Evaluation of melter technologies for vitrification of Hanford site low-level tank waste - phase 1 testing summary report, report, June 27, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701972/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.