Vitrification of SRP Waste by a Slurry-fed Ceramic Melter

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Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) is testing the slurry feeding of a ceramic melter as a possible method to vitrify its high-level radioactive waste. Feeding a liquid slurry requires simpler and less expensive equipment than feeding a powdered calcine. Experiments have progressed from manual feeding, to a semiautomatic system, to the present slurry-feed system, which is completely automatic. All experiments to date indicate that slurry feeding is a promising way of vitrifying waste. No safety hazards associated with feeding the slurry onto molten glass at 1150 degrees Centigrade have been observed experimentally, even when the melter chamber was purposely flooded.

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Wicks, G.G. March 15, 2001.

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Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) is testing the slurry feeding of a ceramic melter as a possible method to vitrify its high-level radioactive waste. Feeding a liquid slurry requires simpler and less expensive equipment than feeding a powdered calcine. Experiments have progressed from manual feeding, to a semiautomatic system, to the present slurry-feed system, which is completely automatic. All experiments to date indicate that slurry feeding is a promising way of vitrifying waste. No safety hazards associated with feeding the slurry onto molten glass at 1150 degrees Centigrade have been observed experimentally, even when the melter chamber was purposely flooded.

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  • Report No.: DP-MS-79-103 Rev. 1
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 780248
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720951

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Wicks, G.G. Vitrification of SRP Waste by a Slurry-fed Ceramic Melter, article, March 15, 2001; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720951/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.