Treatment of Waste by the Molten Salt Oxidation Process at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Title Treatment of Waste by the Molten Salt Oxidation Process at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Creator Crosley, Sladjana M.; Gay, Richard L.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1992
Spatial Coverage presented at Cambridge, Massachusetts
Abstract Molten Salt Oxidation (MSO) process technology has been under development by Rockwell International to treat hazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste. To demonstrate technical feasibility of the process, the system has been tested on a number of types of waste including simulated intermediate level waste (ILW) from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The intermediate level waste streams consisted of a slurry of concentrated aqueous solutions of sodium hydroxide and sodium nitrate, with the a amount of miscellaneous combustible components such as poly-vinyl chloride (PVC), tn-butyl phosphate (TBP), kerosene, and ion exchange resins. The purposes of these tests were to destroy the organics, evaporate the water, and convert the hazardous salts (hydroxide and nitrate) into non·hazardous sodium carbonate. Results of the tests and the future possibilities for applying the MSO process to different waste streams at ORNL are discussed.
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