Accession Number : ADP007758

Title :   Microwave Processing of Simulated Nuclear Waste Glass,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Schulz, R. L. ; Fathi, Z. ; Clark, D. E.

Report Date : 27 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The objective of this study was to determine the effect of microwave processing on nuclear waste glass properties. Several experiments were carried out using microwave heating techniques using borosilicate glass frit containing simulated nuclear waste material and borosilicate glass frit without waste products. A time study was conducted to determine whether or not microwave processing can produce a homogeneous glass melt (in less time) when compared with conventional heating methods. Surface analysis techniques such as FTIRRS and SEM were conducted to determine the quality of the glasses. Some preliminary short-term leaching experiments were run to begin determination of the durability of waste glasses processed using microwave heating.

Descriptors :   *GLASS, *MICROWAVES, *RADIOACTIVE WASTES, *WASTE DISPOSAL, FRIT, HEATING, LEACHING, MELTS, PROCESSING, QUALITY, SURFACE ANALYSIS, SURFACES, TIME STUDIES, WASTES, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Radiation Pollution and Control
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE