Solution-borne colloids from drip tests using actinide-doped and fully-radioactive waste glasses [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, 1996. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 9 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Drip tests designed to replicate the synergistic interactions between waste glass, repository groundwater, water vapor, and sensitized 304L stainless steel in the potential Yucca Mountain Repository have been ongoing in our laboratory for over ten years. Results will be presented from three sets of these drip tests: two with actinide-doped glasses, and one with a fully-radioactive glass. Periodic sampling of these tests have revealed trends in actinide release behavior that are consistent with their entrainment in colloidal material when as-cast glass is reacted. Results from vapor hydrated glass show that initially the actinides are completely dissolved in solution, but as the reaction proceeds, the actinides become suspended in solution. Sequential filtering and alpha spectroscopy of colloid-bearing leachate solutions indicate that more than 80 percent of the plutonium and americium are bound to particles that are captured by a 0. 1 gm filter, while less than 10 percent of the neptunium is stopped by a 0. 1 gm filter. Analytical transmission electron microscopy has been used to examine particles from leachate solutions and to identify several actinide-bearing phases which are responsible for the majority of actinide release during glass corrosion.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/31/1996., "anl/cmt/cp--90406", " conf-961202--75", "DE97003245", 1996 Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA (United States), 2-6 Dec 1996., and Bates, J.K.; Buck, E.C.; Wolf, S.F.; Fortner, J.A.; Mertz, C.J.
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