Fundamental Thermodynamics of Actinide-Bearing Mineral Waste Forms

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The landmark record of decision in January 2000 by the US Department of Energy stated that at least 17 tons of surplus weapons plutonium will be converted to a mineral waste material and disposed of in a geological repository similar to the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada. The need for fundamental thermodynamic properties (e.g., entropy, enthalpy and free energy of formation) of specific actinide-bearing mineral phases, related non-actinide phases, and potential decomposition phases is vital to waste material formulation, fabrication process optimization, environmental modeling, and licensing a proposed mineral waste material. Two and one half years ago ... continued below

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Williamson, Mark A. June 1, 2000.

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The landmark record of decision in January 2000 by the US Department of Energy stated that at least 17 tons of surplus weapons plutonium will be converted to a mineral waste material and disposed of in a geological repository similar to the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada. The need for fundamental thermodynamic properties (e.g., entropy, enthalpy and free energy of formation) of specific actinide-bearing mineral phases, related non-actinide phases, and potential decomposition phases is vital to waste material formulation, fabrication process optimization, environmental modeling, and licensing a proposed mineral waste material. Two and one half years ago we began a study designed to obtain the first measured values for the formation energetics of phases related to the disposal of this surplus weapons plutonium.

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  • Report No.: EMSP-60118--2000
  • Grant Number: FG07-97ER45673
  • DOI: 10.2172/828571 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 828571
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc781828

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Williamson, Mark A. Fundamental Thermodynamics of Actinide-Bearing Mineral Waste Forms, report, June 1, 2000; Argonne, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc781828/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.