Accession Number:

ADA256220

Title:

Grout for Closure of the Demonstration Vault at the US DOE Hanford Facility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

The Waterways Experiment Station WES developed a grout to be used as a cold- nonradioactive cap or void-fill grout between the solidified low- level waste and the cover blocks of a demonstration vault for disposal of phosphate-sulfate waste PSW at the U.S. Department of Energy DOE Hanford Facility. The project consisted of formulation and evaluation of candidate grouts and selection of the best candidate grout, followed by a physical scale- model test to verify grout performance under project-specific conditions. Further, the project provided data to verify numerical models accomplished elsewhere of stresses and isotherms inside the Hanford demonstration vault. Evaluation of unhardened grout included obtaining data on segregation, bleeding, flow, and working time. For hardened grout, strength, volume stability, temperature rise, and chemical compatibility with surrogate wasteform grout were examined. The grout was formulated to accommodate unique environmental boundary conditions vault temperature - 45 deg C and exacting regulatory requirements mandating less than 0.1 percent shrinkage with no expansion and no bleeding and to remain pumpable for a minimum of 2 hr. A grout consisting of API Class H oil-well cement, an ASTM C 618 Class F fly ash, sodium bentonite clay, and a natural sand from the Hanford area met performance requirements in laboratory studies. It is recommended for use in the DOE Hanford demonstration PSW vault. Grout, Waste disposal, Hanford.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE