Development of a sampling method for qualification of a ceramic high-level waste form.

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A ceramic waste form has been developed to immobilize the salt waste stream from electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The ceramic waste form was originally prepared in a hot isostatic press (HIP). Small HIP capsules called witness tubes were used to obtain representative samples of material for process monitoring, waste form qualification, and archiving. Since installation of a full-scale HIP in existing facilities proved impractical, a new fabrication process was developed. This process fabricates waste forms inside a stainless steel container using a conventional furnace. Progress in developing a new method of obtaining representative samples is reported.

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O'Holleran, T. P. July 2, 2002.

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A ceramic waste form has been developed to immobilize the salt waste stream from electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The ceramic waste form was originally prepared in a hot isostatic press (HIP). Small HIP capsules called witness tubes were used to obtain representative samples of material for process monitoring, waste form qualification, and archiving. Since installation of a full-scale HIP in existing facilities proved impractical, a new fabrication process was developed. This process fabricates waste forms inside a stainless steel container using a conventional furnace. Progress in developing a new method of obtaining representative samples is reported.

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  • Report No.: ANL/ENT/CP-108126
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 797900
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741282

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O'Holleran, T. P. Development of a sampling method for qualification of a ceramic high-level waste form., article, July 2, 2002; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741282/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.