Americium/Curium Vitrification Pilot Tests - Part II

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Isotopes of americium (Am) and curium (Cm) were produced in the past at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for research, medical, and radiological applications. These highly radioactive and valuable isotopes have been stored in an SRS reprocessing facility for a number of years. Vitrification of this solution will allow the material to be more safely stored until it is transported to the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation for use in research and medical applications. A previous paper described operation results from the Am-Cm Melter 2A pilot system, a full-scale non-radioactive pilot facility. This paper presents the results from continued testing in ... continued below

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Marra, J.E.; Baich, M.A.; Fellinger, A.P.; Hardy, B.J.; Herman, D.T.; Jones, T.M. et al. May 1998.

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Isotopes of americium (Am) and curium (Cm) were produced in the past at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for research, medical, and radiological applications. These highly radioactive and valuable isotopes have been stored in an SRS reprocessing facility for a number of years. Vitrification of this solution will allow the material to be more safely stored until it is transported to the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation for use in research and medical applications. A previous paper described operation results from the Am-Cm Melter 2A pilot system, a full-scale non-radioactive pilot facility. This paper presents the results from continued testing in the Pilot Facility and also describes efforts taken to look at alternative vitrification process operations and flowsheets designed to address the problems observed during melter 2A pilot testing.

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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: DE98052999
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--97-00850
  • Report No.: CONF-980521--
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 651647
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709359

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Marra, J.E.; Baich, M.A.; Fellinger, A.P.; Hardy, B.J.; Herman, D.T.; Jones, T.M. et al. Americium/Curium Vitrification Pilot Tests - Part II, article, May 1998; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709359/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.