Melter technology evaluation for vitrification of Hanford Site low-level waste

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The current plan at the Hanford Site, in accordance with the Tri-Party Agreement among Washington State, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Department of Energy, is to convert the low-level tank waste fraction into a silicate glass. The low-level waste will be composed primarily of sodium nitrate and nitrite salts concentrated in a highly alkaline aqueous solution. The capability to process up to 200 metric tons/day off glass will be established to produce an estimated 210,000 m{sup 3} for onsite disposal. A program to test and evaluate high-capacity melter technologies is in progress. Testing performed by seven different ... continued below

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Wilson, C. N.; Burgard, K. C.; Weber, E. T. & Brown, N. R. April 1995.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The current plan at the Hanford Site, in accordance with the Tri-Party Agreement among Washington State, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Department of Energy, is to convert the low-level tank waste fraction into a silicate glass. The low-level waste will be composed primarily of sodium nitrate and nitrite salts concentrated in a highly alkaline aqueous solution. The capability to process up to 200 metric tons/day off glass will be established to produce an estimated 210,000 m{sup 3} for onsite disposal. A program to test and evaluate high-capacity melter technologies is in progress. Testing performed by seven different industrial sources using Joule heating, combustion, plasma, and carbon arc melters is described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95013720

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  • 97. annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Cincinnati, OH (United States), 30 Apr - 1 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95013720
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--2857
  • Report No.: CONF-950401--23
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 94600
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc791512

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Wilson, C. N.; Burgard, K. C.; Weber, E. T. & Brown, N. R. Melter technology evaluation for vitrification of Hanford Site low-level waste, article, April 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc791512/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.