Session 4: Waste immobilization—waste form development: processing and performance
The processing, properties, and testing of vitreous materials is crucial to the success and effectiveness of treating and disposing of nuclear wastes world-wide. This session will cover materials technologies for the treatment of nuclear, hazardous, and toxic wastes, which includes waste immobilization and encapsulation in inert glass, ceramic, and composite matrices. New and innovative applications of materials and materials processes and alternative waste form materials and processing methods will be highlighted. Waste-form performance and accelerated testing to assess durability will be also covered as well as modeling of their behavior over various timescales. Additional topics include characterization, testing, and modeling techniques to quantify waste form properties.
Stephane Gin, CEA
Joseph Ryan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Vienna, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jincheng Du, University of North Texas