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Abstract

The nuclear fuel cycle, together with the use of radioisotopes in industry and medical treatment, generates a variety of low and intermediate level solid radioactive wastes. A large proportion of this waste is combustible and can be reduced substantially in volume and weight by incineration. In some cases, non-combustible wastes can also be incinerated (slagging incineration) as well as special wastes, like some liquid wastes (solvents, oils). In addition to a substantial volume reduction, incineration treatment converts the waste to a form which is well suitable for the subsequent management steps, e.g. immobilization in a matrix, transport, intermediary storage or even disposal. For all these reasons, the incineration process currently seems the most appropriate way to solve the problems encountered by the increasing quantities of low and medium active waste from nuclear power generation waste. Although a large number of incinerators operate in the industry, there is still scope for the improvement of safety, throughput capacity and reduction of secondary waste. This seminar intends to give opportunity to scientists working on the different aspects of incineration to present their most salient results and to discuss the possibilities of making headway in the management of LL/ML radioactive waste.

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Authors: EID C CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) VAN LOON A J N.V. KEMA, ARNHEM (THE NETHERLANDS) , CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);N.V. KEMA, ARNHEM (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 205 P., 1985, ISBN 0-86010-67-2 WRITE TO GRAHAM & TROTMAN LTD., STERLING HOUSE, 66 WILTON ROAD, LONDON SW1V 1DE (UK), PRICE: UKL 30, (EUR 9621 EN).
Record Number: 1989123083600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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