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By E.P. Horwitz,W.W. Schulz

ISBN-10: 030644898X

ISBN-13: 9780306448980

ISBN-10: 1461360765

ISBN-13: 9781461360766

Chemical pretreatment of nuclear wastes refers back to the series of separations techniques used to partition such wastes right into a small quantity of high-level waste for deep geologic disposal and a bigger quantity of low-level waste for disposal in a near-surface facility. Pretreatment of nuclear wastes now saved at numerous U. S. division of power websites levels from uncomplicated solid-liquid separations to extra advanced chemical steps, resembling dissolution of sludges and removing of chosen radionuclides, e. g. , 90Sr, 99Tc, 137CS, and TRU (transuranium) components. the driver for improvement of chemical pretreatment techniques for nuclear wastes is the industrial good thing about waste minimization as mirrored in decrease charges for near-surface disposal in comparison to the excessive rate of putting off wastes in a deep geologic repository. This latter topic is expertly and authoritatively mentioned within the introductory paper through J. and L. Bell. Seven papers during this quantity describe numerous separations methods built or being built to pretreat the massive quantity of nuclear wastes saved on the US DOE Hanford and Savannah River websites. those papers comprise descriptions of the kind and volume of vital nuclear wastes kept on the Hanford and Savannah River websites in addition to shortly expected suggestions for his or her therapy and ultimate disposal. A paper through Strachan et al. discusses chemical and radiolytic mechanisms for the formation and unencumber of doubtless explosive hydrogen gasoline in Tank 241-SY-101 on the Hanford site.

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