Remote waste handling and feed preparation for Mixed Waste Management

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The Mixed Waste Management Facility (MWMF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will serve as a national testbed to demonstrate mature mixed waste handling and treatment technologies in a complete front-end to back-end --facility (1). Remote operations, modular processing units and telerobotics for initial waste characterization, sorting and feed preparation have been demonstrated at the bench scale and have been selected for demonstration in MWMF. The goal of the Feed Preparation design team was to design and deploy a robust system that meets the initial waste preparation flexibility and productivity needs while providing a smooth upgrade path to incorporate ... continued below

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Couture, S.A.; Merrill, R.D. & Densley, P.J. May 1, 1995.

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The Mixed Waste Management Facility (MWMF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will serve as a national testbed to demonstrate mature mixed waste handling and treatment technologies in a complete front-end to back-end --facility (1). Remote operations, modular processing units and telerobotics for initial waste characterization, sorting and feed preparation have been demonstrated at the bench scale and have been selected for demonstration in MWMF. The goal of the Feed Preparation design team was to design and deploy a robust system that meets the initial waste preparation flexibility and productivity needs while providing a smooth upgrade path to incorporate technology advances as they occur. The selection of telerobotics for remote handling in MWMF was made based on a number of factors -- personnel protection, waste generation, maturity, cost, flexibility and extendibility. Modular processing units were selected to enable processing flexibility and facilitate reconfiguration as new treatment processes or waste streams are brought on line for demonstration. Modularity will be achieved through standard interfaces for mechanical attachment as well as process utilities, feeds and effluents. This will facilitate reconfiguration of contaminated systems without drilling, cutting or welding of contaminated materials and with a minimum of operator contact. Modular interfaces also provide a standard connection and disconnection method that can be engineered to allow convenient remote operation.

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  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics guidance, navigation and control conference, Baltimore, MD (United States), 7-10 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE95012484
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--120690
  • Report No.: CONF-950836--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 93495
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc793322

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Couture, S.A.; Merrill, R.D. & Densley, P.J. Remote waste handling and feed preparation for Mixed Waste Management, article, May 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc793322/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.