Phase 2 TWR Steam Reforming Test for Sodium-Bearing Waste Treatment

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About one million gallons of acidic, hazardous, and radioactive sodium-bearing waste (SBW) is stored in stainless steel tanks a the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC), which is a major operating facility of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Steam reforming is a candidate technology being investigated for converting the SBW into a road ready waste form that can be shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for interment. Fluidized bed steam reforming technology, licensed to ThermoChem Waste Remediation, LLC (TWR) by Manufacturing Technology Conversion International, was tested in two phases using an INEEL ... continued below

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Soelberg, Nicholas R.; Marshall, Doug; Taylor, Dean & Bates, Steven January 1, 2004.

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About one million gallons of acidic, hazardous, and radioactive sodium-bearing waste (SBW) is stored in stainless steel tanks a the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC), which is a major operating facility of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Steam reforming is a candidate technology being investigated for converting the SBW into a road ready waste form that can be shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for interment. Fluidized bed steam reforming technology, licensed to ThermoChem Waste Remediation, LLC (TWR) by Manufacturing Technology Conversion International, was tested in two phases using an INEEL (Department of Energy) fluidized bed test system located at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Science and Technology Applications Research Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Phase 1 tests were reported earlier. The Phase 2 tests are reported here. For Phase 2, the process feed rate, reductant stoichiometry, and process temperature were varied to identify and demonstrate how the process might be optimized to improve operation and product characteristics. The first week of testing was devoted primarily to process chemistry and the second week was devoted more toward bed stability and particle size control.

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-04-01494
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/910605 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910605
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc878829

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Soelberg, Nicholas R.; Marshall, Doug; Taylor, Dean & Bates, Steven. Phase 2 TWR Steam Reforming Test for Sodium-Bearing Waste Treatment, report, January 1, 2004; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878829/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.