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Vitrification process turns radioactive waste into durable glass for safe disposal

By Faye Oney / June 8, 2018

Researchers have successfully converted radioactive waste into glass through vitrification at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The test is part of an overall plan to send low-activity waste directly to the vitrification facility via Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste system.

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Fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, plus much more, in March 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / February 15, 2018

The March 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, the World Materials Research Institutes Forum, micromilling ceramic nanoparticulate materials, new NSF awards, and more—is now available online.

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Disorderly conduct: Simulations reveal irradiated materials are surprisingly disordered, question safety of vitrified nuclear waste

By April Gocha / June 8, 2017

New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.

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Saved by glass: Tardigrades use biological vitrification to survive complete desiccation

By April Gocha / March 21, 2017

New research reveals that tardigrades encode a specific set of proteins that allow the animals’ insides to undergo vitrification, using glassy materials to prevent cellular damage that would otherwise occur when the animals desiccate.

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / September 16, 2012

• University of Sheffield researchers have shown that glass could be a better method for long-term storage, transport and disposal of intermediate level nuclear waste. ILW makes up more than three quarters of the volume of material destined for geological disposal in the UK (One of the present preferred methods is to encapsulate ILW in…

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Video of the week – Aldo Boccaccini on the vitrification of hazardous wastes, bioglass and electrophoretic deposition

By / August 26, 2009

[flash mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/aldo_boccaccini.jpg}] Aldo Boccaccini is a professor in materials science at Imperial College, U.K. and a member of the London Center for Nanotechnology, a joint project between Imperial College and University College, U.K. In this video, he discusses some of his early work in developing vitrification techniques to render hazardous wastes, such as…

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