Accession Number:

ADA171146

Title:

An Improvement to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Vitrification Processes.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Vitrification LLWV is a technically feasible and cost competitive alternative to the traditional immobilization options, i.e., cementation or bituminization. This thesis analyzes cementation, bituminization and vitrification, reviews the impact of the Low-Level Waste stream composition on the vitrification process, then proposes and discusses several techniques to control the votile radionuclides in a Process Improved LLWV system PILLWV. The techniques that control the volatile radionuclides include chemical precipitation, electrodialysis, and iuon exchange. Ion exchange is preferred. A comparison of the technical specifications, of the regulatory compliance, and of the cost considerations shows the PILLWV to be the superior LLW immobilization option. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE