Software programs that address site-specific inventory characteristics issues.

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The proper characterization of Hazardous, Mixed Low-Level, and Mixed Transuranic waste enhances productivity and safety. Hazardous material criteria that need to be considered include physical and health hazards inherent to the waste stream. Other factors that may influence characterization include: particulate diameter, complexing or chelating agent properties, lead, and mercury content, pressurized containers, and P-listed wastes. To meet these requirements are only a simple matter of generating a database with the proper fields. Manufactures and institutional databases bank huge sources of information, such as, work control documents, substance identification, container types, components of mixtures, physical property data, and regulatory data. ... continued below

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Dare, J. H. (Jeffrey H.) & Cournoyer, M. E. (Cournoyer, Michael E.) January 1, 2001.

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The proper characterization of Hazardous, Mixed Low-Level, and Mixed Transuranic waste enhances productivity and safety. Hazardous material criteria that need to be considered include physical and health hazards inherent to the waste stream. Other factors that may influence characterization include: particulate diameter, complexing or chelating agent properties, lead, and mercury content, pressurized containers, and P-listed wastes. To meet these requirements are only a simple matter of generating a database with the proper fields. Manufactures and institutional databases bank huge sources of information, such as, work control documents, substance identification, container types, components of mixtures, physical property data, and regulatory data. In this report, utilization of commercially available software programs to take advantage of these resources in addressing waste characterization issues are presented. The application of user-friendly programs eliminates part of the tediousness associated with the complex requirements of certifying to general waste acceptance criteria with minimal impact on programmatic work. In other words, tapping into manufacturer and institutional database provides a way to take advantage of the combined expertise of these resources in managing a cost effective waste certification program as well as adding a quality assurance element to the program.

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  • Submitted to: Proceedings from the 8th Environmental Management Nondestructive Assay Characterization Conference, December 11-13, 2001

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-6652
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975896
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Dare, J. H. (Jeffrey H.) & Cournoyer, M. E. (Cournoyer, Michael E.). Software programs that address site-specific inventory characteristics issues., article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc930856/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.