In-situ stabilization of radioactive zirconium swarf

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The method for treating ignitable cutting swarf in accordance with the present invention involves collecting cutting swarf in a casting mold underwater and injecting a binder mixture comprising vinyl ester styrene into the vessel to fill void volume; and form a mixture comprising swarf and vinyl ester styrene; and curing the mixture. The method is especially useful for stabilizing the ignitable characteristics of radioactive zirconium cutting swarf, and can be used to solidify zirconium swarf, or other ignitable finely divided material, underwater. The process could also be performed out of water with other particulate wastes.

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Hess, Clay C. December 1, 1997.

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  • Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Bettis Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, PA (United States)
    Place of Publication: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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The method for treating ignitable cutting swarf in accordance with the present invention involves collecting cutting swarf in a casting mold underwater and injecting a binder mixture comprising vinyl ester styrene into the vessel to fill void volume; and form a mixture comprising swarf and vinyl ester styrene; and curing the mixture. The method is especially useful for stabilizing the ignitable characteristics of radioactive zirconium cutting swarf, and can be used to solidify zirconium swarf, or other ignitable finely divided material, underwater. The process could also be performed out of water with other particulate wastes.

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34 p.

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OSTI as DE00757656

Medium: P; Size: 34 pages

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  • Patent File Date: 1997 Aug 26

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8917353
  • Grant Number: AC11-89PN38014
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 757656
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709693

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Hess, Clay C. In-situ stabilization of radioactive zirconium swarf, patent, December 1, 1997; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709693/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.