USE OF RECYCLED POLYMERS FOR ENCAPSULATION OF RADIOACTIVE, HAZARDOUS AND MIXED WASTES Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title USE OF RECYCLED POLYMERS FOR ENCAPSULATION OF RADIOACTIVE, HAZARDOUS AND MIXED WASTES

Creator

  • Author: LAGERRAAEN,P.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: KALB,P.D.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: NYS DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/DOE (United States)
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Upton, New York
    Additional Info: Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

Date

  • Creation: 1997-11-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Polyethylene encapsulation is a waste treatment technology developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory using thermoplastic polymers to safely and effectively solidify hazardous, radioactive and mixed wastes for disposal. Over 13 years of development and demonstration with surrogate wastes as well as actual waste streams on both bench and full scale have shown this to be a viable and robust technology with wide application. Process development efforts have previously focused on the use of virgin polymer feedstocks. In order to potentially improve process economics and serve to lessen the municipal waste burden, recycled polymers were investigated for use as encapsulating agents. Recycled plastics included low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene and polypropylene, and were used as a direct substitute for or blended together with virgin resin. Impacts on processing and final waste form performance were examined.
  • Physical Description: 28 pages

Subject

  • Keyword: Plastics
  • Keyword: Waste Processing
  • Keyword: Waste Forms
  • Keyword: Economics
  • Keyword: Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Polypropylene
  • Keyword: Polymers
  • Keyword: Municipal Wastes
  • Keyword: Hazardous Materials
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Polyethylenes
  • Keyword: Encapsulation
  • Keyword: Solidification
  • Keyword: Performance
  • Keyword: Thermoplastics

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 1997

Collection

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

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: BNL--66575
  • Report No.: EW4010000
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/759000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 759000
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712342

Note

  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00759000