Conceptual design of a nuclear waste vitrification facility [electronic resource].
- Columbus, Ohio : Battelle Memorial Institute, 1978. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 69 : digital, PDF file
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- Battelle Memorial Institute and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This document describes a conceptual high-level waste immobilization facility. The facility would have the capability to calcine and then vitrify high-level liquid waste (HLLW). The vitrification would be accomplished in a canister which is seal-welded, checked for integrity, and decontaminated for movement to storage. Included in the facility would be the capability to repair faulty canister-lid seal welds, overpack failed canisters, and treat the process off-gas and cell ventilation air prior to release to the fuel reprocessing plant (FRP) atmospheric protection system (APS). The nuclear waste vitrification facility (NWVF) would be an integral part of the FRP structure. The operations of the facilities would be centered in the waste vitrification cell (WVC) which performs most of the facility functions. The cell is a reinforced concrete hot cell, lined with stainless steel. Most operation and maintenance activities would be performed remotely using a crane equipped with an impact wrench or yoke. The major facility equipment includes a feed tank, spray calciner, two melters, weld-inspection stations, canister storage rack, and a canister decontamination cubicle. Installation and removal of equipment in the cell would be done through shielding doors. The air lock system of the canister decontamination cubicle would permit placement and removal of the canister. Activities in the cell may be observed through four shielding glass windows and/or up to three periscopes. The operating, service, and pipe galleries which house operating personnel and equipment necessary for cell operations are located adjacent to the cell.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 05/01/1978., "pnl-2690", and Blair, H.T.; Garrett, A.A.; Bonner, W.F.; Hanson, M.S.; Larson, D.E.; Romero, L.S.; Siemens, D.H.
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