March 31, 2023
Hanford Low-Activity Waste Glass Minor Component Concentration Boundary Expansion
AbstractThis study investigated the effects of increasing concentrations of minor components on simulated Hanford low-activity waste (LAW) glass properties to allow for LAW glass composition envelope expansion. A test matrix of ten glasses was generated by spiking three previously studied simulated Hanford LAW glass compositions with increasing concentrations of minor component mixes up to a total concentration of 2 wt%. In this study, the ten glasses were fabricated, and key properties were measured including crystal formation after canister centerline cooling (CCC), crystallinity as a function of temperature, density, viscosity, electrical conductivity, glass durability using the Vapor Hydration Test (VHT), product consistency using the Product Consistency Test (PCT), and sulfur solubility. The data from these tests are presented in this report.
Published: March 31, 2023