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Session 4: Waste immobilization—Waste form development: Processing and performance

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This session will focus on the use of glasses and glass-ceramics for the immobilization of nuclear and hazardous wastes. The renewed interest in nuclear power generation and fuel reprocessing means that the processing, properties, and testing of vitreous materials also needs to be expanded. Similarly, treatment of hazardous waste for disposal or recycle is of current interest in many countries.

 

  • Materials technologies for the vitrification and sintering of nuclear, hazardous, and toxic wastes, which includes waste immobilization in durable matrices
  • New and innovative applications of materials and materials processes and alternative waste form materials and processing methods
  • Waste-form performance and accelerated testing to assess chemical durability
  • Modeling of glass and glass-ceramic dissolution over short and long timescales
  • Characterization and properties of natural and archeological analogues
  • Characterization and testing techniques to quantify waste form properties

 

Organizers

Stephane Gin, CEA, France

Joseph Ryan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

S.K. Sundaram, Alfred University

J.S. McCloy, Washington State University

 

 


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