The effects of surface area to solution volume on waste glass leaching

L. R. Pederson, C. Q. Buckwalter, G. L. McVay

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Abstract

Silicon solubility limitations appear to control the rate of corrosion of a complex simulated nuclear waste glass at relatively high values of the glass surface area to solution volume ratio (SA/V). Undersaturated glass components such as sodium and boron were affected by SA/V in a manner similar to silicon. Under relatively low SA/V conditions, glass corrosion was unaffected by changes in the SA/V ratio. Congruent dissolution was never observed, in contrast to previous results for simple and certain complex silicate glasses. Increases in the SA/V value may be a viable method for performing accelerated leach resistance testing of nuclear waste forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Technology
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Pederson, L. R., Buckwalter, C. Q., & McVay, G. L. (1983). The effects of surface area to solution volume on waste glass leaching. Nuclear Technology, 62(2), 151-158.

The effects of surface area to solution volume on waste glass leaching. / Pederson, L. R.; Buckwalter, C. Q.; McVay, G. L.

In: Nuclear Technology, Vol. 62, No. 2, 08.1983, p. 151-158.

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Pederson, LR, Buckwalter, CQ & McVay, GL 1983, 'The effects of surface area to solution volume on waste glass leaching', Nuclear Technology, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 151-158.
Pederson LR, Buckwalter CQ, McVay GL. The effects of surface area to solution volume on waste glass leaching. Nuclear Technology. 1983 Aug;62(2):151-158.
Pederson, L. R. ; Buckwalter, C. Q. ; McVay, G. L. / The effects of surface area to solution volume on waste glass leaching. In: Nuclear Technology. 1983 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 151-158.
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