Selection of Steady-State Process Simulation Software to Optimize Treatment of Radioactive and Hazardous Waste

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The process used for selecting a steady-state process simulator under conditions of high uncertainty and limited time is described. Multiple waste forms, treatment ambiguity, and the uniqueness of both the waste chemistries and alternative treatment technologies result in a large set of potential technical requirements that no commercial simulator can totally satisfy. The aim of the selection process was two-fold. First, determine the steady-state simulation software that best, albeit not completely, satisfies the requirements envelope. And second, determine if the best is good enough to justify the cost. Twelve simulators were investigated with varying degrees of scrutiny. The candidate list ... continued below

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Nichols, T. T.; Barnes, C. M.; Lauerhass, L. & Taylor, D. D. June 1, 2001.

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The process used for selecting a steady-state process simulator under conditions of high uncertainty and limited time is described. Multiple waste forms, treatment ambiguity, and the uniqueness of both the waste chemistries and alternative treatment technologies result in a large set of potential technical requirements that no commercial simulator can totally satisfy. The aim of the selection process was two-fold. First, determine the steady-state simulation software that best, albeit not completely, satisfies the requirements envelope. And second, determine if the best is good enough to justify the cost. Twelve simulators were investigated with varying degrees of scrutiny. The candidate list was narrowed to three final contenders: ASPEN Plus 10.2, PRO/II 5.11, and CHEMCAD 5.1.0. It was concluded from ''road tests'' that ASPEN Plus appears to satisfy the project's technical requirements the best and is worth acquiring. The final software decisions provide flexibility: they involve annual rather than multi-year licensing, and they include periodic re-assessment.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00782922

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-01-00485
  • Grant Number: AC07-99ID13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/782922 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 782922
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc721247

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Nichols, T. T.; Barnes, C. M.; Lauerhass, L. & Taylor, D. D. Selection of Steady-State Process Simulation Software to Optimize Treatment of Radioactive and Hazardous Waste, report, June 1, 2001; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc721247/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.