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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.
Oden LL; O'Connor WK; Turner PC; Hartman AD
Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9528, 1995 Jan; :1-26
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.
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
Report of Investigations
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Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9528
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