Properties of the West Valley Waste Form

by L. H. Cadoff, West Valley Nuclear Services, United States,
J. M. Pope, West Valley Nuclear Services, United States,
S. M. Barnes, West Valley Nuclear Services, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990

Abstract: The centroid composition of the West Valley Demonstration Project waste form has been selected on the basis of criteria mandating high chemical durability and good processibility. A review of the physical and chemical properties of an envelope of West Valley waste form compositions that encompass the centroid composition and which fulfill the above criteria will be given. Data are presented to demonstrate that full-scale process controls at West Valley are sufficiently good to produce acceptably durable non-radioactive glass waste forms.

Subject Headings: Chemical wastes | Radioactive wastes | Chemical properties | Glass | Chemical processes | Industrial wastes | Data processing | Waste management

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