Status Report on Phase Identification in Hanford Tank Sludges

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The U.S. Department of Energy plans to vitrify Hanford's underground storage tank wastes. The vitrified wastes will be divided into low-activity and high-level fractions. There is an effort to reduce the quantity of high-activity wastes by removing nonradioactive components because of the high costs involved in treating high-level waste. Pretreatment options, such as caustic leaching, to selectively remove nonradioactive components are being investigated. The effectiveness of these proposed processes for removing nonradioactive components depends on the chemical phases in the tank sludges. This review summarizes the chemical phases identified to date in Hanford tank sludges.

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Rapko, Brian M. & Lumetta, Gregg J. December 18, 2000.

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The U.S. Department of Energy plans to vitrify Hanford's underground storage tank wastes. The vitrified wastes will be divided into low-activity and high-level fractions. There is an effort to reduce the quantity of high-activity wastes by removing nonradioactive components because of the high costs involved in treating high-level waste. Pretreatment options, such as caustic leaching, to selectively remove nonradioactive components are being investigated. The effectiveness of these proposed processes for removing nonradioactive components depends on the chemical phases in the tank sludges. This review summarizes the chemical phases identified to date in Hanford tank sludges.

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  • Report No.: EW4010000
  • DOI: 10.2172/781072 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc723969

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Rapko, Brian M. & Lumetta, Gregg J. Status Report on Phase Identification in Hanford Tank Sludges, report, December 18, 2000; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723969/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.