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Abstract

Alternative treatment modes for MLLWs are proposed based on the already experimentally verified OXAL process which essentially splits the long-lived fraction of radioactive products from the short-lived fraction leaving the seperated bulk liquid volume alpha-free. The versatility and flexibility of this process is demonstrated by six optional alpha management modes which cover a number of possible waste management goals and criteria. These options can include such possibilities as Pu recovery, sentencing of actinides from MLLW for incorporation into HAW, or indeed can be adapted to either special actinides conditioning eventually in combination with the seperated actinides from HAW, thus allowing all alpha material from liquid waste streams to be in a suitable form for special matrix immobilization. The treated and final conditioned waste volumes for the declared options are confronted with conventionally applied process routes.

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Authors: HUNT B A, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);DWORSCHAK H JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE, VOL. 5 (1984), NO. 1, PP.1-37
Record Number: 1989123045500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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