INHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WASTE GLASS LEACHING BY CHEMISORPTION.

C. O. BUCKWALTER, L. R. PEDERSON

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Abstract

THE DURABILITY OF A SIMULATED NUCLEAR WASTE CONTAINMENT GLASS WAS INVESTIGATED BY STATIC LEACHING TESTS IN SIX TYPES OFLEACHING CONTAINERS. GLASS CORROSION IN LEAD CONTAINERS WASREDUCED BY MORE THAN TWO ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE FROM THAT MEASURED IN TEFLON, WHEREAS ALUMINUM CONTAINERS RESULTED IN NEARLY A ONE ORDER OF MAGNITUDE REDUCTION. RELATIVELY MINOR EFFECTS ON GLASS LEACHING WERE MEASURED IN COPPER, TIN, AND TITANIUM CONTAINERS. THE RESULTS HAVE STRONG IMPLICATIONS CONCERNING THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS IN POSSIBLE WASTE PACKAGE DESIGNS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalJ AM CERAM SOC
VolumeV 65
Issue numberN 9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ceramics and Composites

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BUCKWALTER, C. O., & PEDERSON, L. R. (1982). INHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WASTE GLASS LEACHING BY CHEMISORPTION. J AM CERAM SOC, V 65(N 9), 431-436.