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Statistically Designed Study of a Nuclear Waste Glass System

  • L. A. Chick
  • G. F. Piepel
  • W. J. Gray
  • G. B. Mellinger
  • B. O. Barnes
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Nuclear Waste Effect Plot Waste Form Component Effect Group Band 
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References

  1. 1.
    L. A. Chick, et al., The Effects of Composition on Properties in an Eleven Component Nuclear Waste Glass System, PNL-3188 (in progress, -March 1980 ).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    G. F. Piepel, “Component Effects in Mixture Experiments,” Proceedings of 1979 Department of Energy Statistical Symposium, Gatlinburg, TN, Oct. 24–26 (1979).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    W. J. Gray, Volatility of a Zinc Borosilicate Glass Containing Simulated High Level Radioactive Waste, BNWL-2111, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, October (1976).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Chick
    • 1
  • G. F. Piepel
    • 1
  • W. J. Gray
    • 1
  • G. B. Mellinger
    • 1
  • B. O. Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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