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Evaluation of the three-phrase, electric arc melting furnace for treatment of simulated, thermally oxidized radioactive and mixed wastes (in two parts). l. Design criteria and description of integrated waste treatment facility.

Authors
Oden-LL; O'Connor-WK; Turner-PC; Hartman-AD
Source
Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9528, 1995 Jan; :1-26
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20039366
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines Albany (OR) Research Center and the Department of Energy (DOE), through its contractor EG&G Idaho, Inc., are collaborating on a multi-year research project to evaluate the applicability of three-phase electric arc furnace melting technology to vitrify materials simulating low-level radioactive and mixed wastes. These materials are comprised largely of soils contaminated with transuranic elements and other hazardous and toxic wastes buried or stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and other DOE sites. The melter is a sealed, 1-mt, three-phase, 300-kV A electric arc melting furnace with 4-in-diameter (10.2-cm) graphite electrodes. This unique waste treatment facility, which also is applicable to a wide variety of inorganic waste materials from smelting, melting, and industrial operations is available for both public and private use on a cost-sharing basis.
Keywords
Waste-treatment; Design-standards; Waste-processing; Cost-engineering; Vitrification; Radioactive-wastes; Slags; Toxic-substances; Air-pollution-control; Performance-tests; Electric-arc-furnaces; Solid-waste-disposal; Design-criteria; Engineering; Toxic-materials
Publication Date
19950101
Document Type
Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-173043
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-9528
NIOSH Division
ALRC
Source Name
Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9528
State
OR
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