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Environmental Restoration/Waste Management - applied technology. Semiannual report, July 1992--June 1993, Volume 1, Number 2, and Volume 2, Number 1

By P.W. Murphy, J.M. Bruner, M.E. Price and C.J. Talaber

Abstract

The Environmental Restoration/Waste Management-Applied Technology (ER/WM-AT) Program is developing restoration and waste treatment technologies needed for the ongoing environmental cleanup of the Department of Energy (DOE) complex and treatment technologies for wastes generated in the nuclear weapons production complex. These technologies can find application to similar problems nationally and even worldwide. They can be demonstrated at the Livermore site, which mirrors (on a small scale) many of the environmental and waste management problems of the rest of the DOE complex. Their commercialization should speed cleanup, and the scope of the task should make it attractive to US industry. The articles in this semi-annual report cover the following areas: ceramic final forms for residues of mixed waste treatment; treatment of wastes containing sodium nitrate; actinide volatility in thermal oxidation processes; in situ microbial filters for remediating contaminated soils; collaboration with scientists in the former Soviet Union on new ER/WM technologies; and fiber-optic sensors for chlorinated organic solvents

Topics: Sodium Nitrates, Radioactive Waste Management, Radioactive Waste Processing, Organic Solvents, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Technology Assessment, Remedial Action, Feasibility Studies, Soils, 54 Environmental Sciences, Commercialization, Biodegradation
Publisher: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Year: 1993
DOI identifier: 10.2172/116653
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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