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Microstructural Characterization of Glass and Ceramic Simulated Waste Forms

  • Thomas J. Headley
  • John T. Healey
  • Paul F. Hlava
  • Michael J. Kupfer
  • Denis M. Strachan
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

Glass is currently the primary waste form candidate for immobilization of Hanford high level radioactive wastes from three generations of nuclear fuel reprocessing. Several chemically varied waste types must be immobilized, including sludges and highly concentrated liquids, and each may require a chemically different but optimum glass composition to fix the appropriate set of radionuclides. Efforts are also underway to evaluate the application of ceramic forms as an alternative to glass for the fixation of Hanford defense waste. Results of laboratory scale studies for fixation of these wastes into glass (1) and ceramic (2) forms have been reported and the studies are continuing.

Keywords

Energy Dispersive Spectrometry Glass Matrix Residual Liquid Liquid Glass Waste Form 
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References

  1. 1.
    M. J. Kupfer, Vitrification of Hanford Radioactive Defense Wastes, RHO-SA-89, Rockwell Hanford Operations, Richland, WA, May (1979).Google Scholar
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    John T. Healey, Thomas J. Headley, Paul F. Hlava, Denis M. Strachan and Michael J. Kupfer, “Microstructural Characterization of Solidified Simulated Reactor Waste Forms,” Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management, 1 (G. J. McCarthy, ed., Plenum Press, NY, 1979).Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Headley
    • 1
  • John T. Healey
    • 1
  • Paul F. Hlava
    • 1
  • Michael J. Kupfer
    • 2
  • Denis M. Strachan
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Rockwell Hanford OperationsRichlandUSA

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