The Disposal Systems Evaluation Framework for DOE-NE

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The Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Campaign within DOE-NE is evaluating storage and disposal options for a range of waste forms and a range of geologic environments. For each waste form and geologic environment combination, there are multiple options for repository conceptual design. The Disposal Systems Evaluation Framework (DSEF) is being developed to formalize the development and documentation of options for each waste form and environment combination. The DSEF is being implemented in two parts. One part is an Excel workbook with multiple sheets. This workbook is designed to be user friendly, such that anyone within the UFD Campaign can use ... continued below

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Blink, J A; Greenberg, H R; Halsey, W G; Jove-Colon, C; Nutt, W M & Sutton, M December 15, 2010.

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The Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Campaign within DOE-NE is evaluating storage and disposal options for a range of waste forms and a range of geologic environments. For each waste form and geologic environment combination, there are multiple options for repository conceptual design. The Disposal Systems Evaluation Framework (DSEF) is being developed to formalize the development and documentation of options for each waste form and environment combination. The DSEF is being implemented in two parts. One part is an Excel workbook with multiple sheets. This workbook is designed to be user friendly, such that anyone within the UFD Campaign can use it as a guide to develop and document repository conceptual designs that respect thermal, geometric, and other constraints. The other part is an Access relational database file that will be centrally maintained to document the ensemble of conceptual designs developed with individual implementations of the Excel workbook. The DSEF Excel workbook includes sheets for waste form, environment, geometric constraints, engineered barrier system (EBS) design, thermal, performance assessment (PA), materials, cost, and fuel cycle system impacts. Each of these sheets guides the user through the process of developing internally consistent design options, and documenting the thought process. The sheets interact with each other to transfer information and identify inconsistencies to the user. In some cases, the sheets are stand-alone, and in other cases (such as PA), the sheets refer the user to another tool, with the user being responsible to transfer summary results into the DSEF sheet. Finally, the DSEF includes three top-level sheets: inputs & results, interface parameters, and knowledge management (references). These sheets enable users and reviewers to see the overall picture on only a few summary sheets, while developing the design option systematically using the detailed sheets. The DSEF Access relational database file collects the key inputs, results, and interface parameters from each Excel workbook implementation. The power of a relational database is available to sort and organize groups of designs, and to answer queries about what evaluations have been done in the UFD Campaign.

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  • Presented at: International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2010

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  • Report No.: LLNL-CONF-464233
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1018781
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc834974

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Blink, J A; Greenberg, H R; Halsey, W G; Jove-Colon, C; Nutt, W M & Sutton, M. The Disposal Systems Evaluation Framework for DOE-NE, article, December 15, 2010; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc834974/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.