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  • Main Title Remote vacuum compaction of compressible hazardous waste


  • Inventor: Coyne, M.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Inventor: Fiscus, G.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Inventor: Sammel, A.G.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
  • Assignee: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Patent Assignee: US Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


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


  • Creation: 1996-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: A system is described for remote vacuum compaction and containment of low-level radioactive or hazardous waste comprising a vacuum source, a sealable first flexible container, and a sealable outer flexible container for receiving one or more first flexible containers. A method for compacting low level radioactive or hazardous waste materials at the point of generation comprising the steps of sealing the waste in a first flexible container, sealing one or more first containers within an outer flexible container, breaching the integrity of the first containers, evacuating the air from the inner and outer containers, and sealing the outer container shut.
  • Physical Description: 14 p.


  • Keyword: Low-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Compacting
  • Keyword: Vacuum Systems
  • Keyword: Compactors
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Hazardous Materials
  • Keyword: Remote Handling
  • Keyword: Containers
  • Keyword: Design


  • Other Information: PBD: 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Other: DE98007400
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8697846
  • Grant Number: AC11-89PN38014
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663426
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711515


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98007400