The Defense Waste Processing Facility: Two Years of Radioactive Operation

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC is currently immobilizing high level radioactive sludge waste in borosilicate glass. The DWPF began vitrification of radioactive waste in May, 1996. Prior to that time, an extensive startup test program was completed with simulated waste. The DWPF is a first of its kind facility. The experience gained and data collected during the startup program and early years of operation can provide valuable information to other similar facilities. This experience involves many areas such as process enhancements, analytical improvements, glass pouring issues, and documentation/data collection and tracking. ... continued below

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Marra, S.L.; Gee, J.T. & Sproull, J.F. May 1, 1998.

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC is currently immobilizing high level radioactive sludge waste in borosilicate glass. The DWPF began vitrification of radioactive waste in May, 1996. Prior to that time, an extensive startup test program was completed with simulated waste. The DWPF is a first of its kind facility. The experience gained and data collected during the startup program and early years of operation can provide valuable information to other similar facilities. This experience involves many areas such as process enhancements, analytical improvements, glass pouring issues, and documentation/data collection and tracking. A summary of this experience and the results of the first two years of operation will be presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98052903

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  • 100. annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Cincinnati, OH (United States), 3-6 May 1998

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  • Other: DE98052903
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--98-00315
  • Report No.: CONF-980521--
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 651652
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706879

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Marra, S.L.; Gee, J.T. & Sproull, J.F. The Defense Waste Processing Facility: Two Years of Radioactive Operation, article, May 1, 1998; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706879/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.