Statistically Designed Study of a Nuclear Waste Glass System
Most commercial glasses and glasses subjected to scientific study contain fewer than eight oxide components. Glasses for the immobilization of nuclear waste are much more complex, usually containing between 15 and 40 components. The wide variety of nuclear waste compositions necessitates development of a similar variety of glass additive compositions, each tailored to immobilize a specific waste. In the past, nuclear waste glasses were developed in an iterative manner, adjusting the composition in successive steps for optimization of desirable processing and immobilization properties. Only limited attempts have been made to understand property behavior over relatively narrow compositional fields.
KeywordsNuclear Waste Effect Plot Waste Form Component Effect Group Band
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