Appendix B
Workshop Program

Glass as a Waste Form and Vitrification Technology:

An International Workshop

May 13-15, 1996

Steering Committee

Rodney C. Ewing, chair, University of New Mexico

John F. Ahearne, Duke University and Sigma Xi

Robert H. Doremus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Alexandra Navrotsky, Princeton University

Jean-Claude Petit, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France

Raymond G. Wymer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (retired)

Monday, May 13, 1996

8:30 a.m.

Introduction and Welcome

 

Rodney C. Ewing, Session Chair, University of New Mexico

Present Status of Vitrification

9:00

Vitrification of Radioactive Waste: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges

 

Werner Lutze, University of New Mexico

9:40

Overview of Current DOE Plans and Activities Involving Vitrification

 

Steve Cowan, U.S. Department of Energy

10:05

Break

10:30

Identification and Summary Characterization of Materials Potentially Requiring Vitrification

 

Allen G. Croff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

11:10

Hanford Wastes and Glass Composition

 

Pavel Hrma, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

11:50

Lunch



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Glass as a Waste Form and Vitrification Technology: Summary of an International Workshop Appendix B Workshop Program Glass as a Waste Form and Vitrification Technology: An International Workshop May 13-15, 1996 Steering Committee Rodney C. Ewing, chair, University of New Mexico John F. Ahearne, Duke University and Sigma Xi Robert H. Doremus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alexandra Navrotsky, Princeton University Jean-Claude Petit, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France Raymond G. Wymer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (retired) Monday, May 13, 1996 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcome   Rodney C. Ewing, Session Chair, University of New Mexico Present Status of Vitrification 9:00 Vitrification of Radioactive Waste: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges   Werner Lutze, University of New Mexico 9:40 Overview of Current DOE Plans and Activities Involving Vitrification   Steve Cowan, U.S. Department of Energy 10:05 Break 10:30 Identification and Summary Characterization of Materials Potentially Requiring Vitrification   Allen G. Croff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 11:10 Hanford Wastes and Glass Composition   Pavel Hrma, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 11:50 Lunch

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Glass as a Waste Form and Vitrification Technology: Summary of an International Workshop 12:50 p.m. Panel Discussion on Waste Acceptance Criteria   John Ahearne, Moderator, Duke University and Sigma Xi; Robert M. Bernero, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (retired); Ralph Erickson , U.S. Department of Energy; William Russo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: David Stahl, Framatome Cogema Fuels, Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System/M&O Contractor; Michael Tokar, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2:40 break 3:00 A Review of Status of Science of Vitrified Waste Form Development   George G. Wicks, Westinghouse Savannah River Technology Center 3:40 Leach Tests and Chemical Durability   Robert H. Doremus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 4:20 Status of Vitrification Technologies   M. John Plodinec, Westinghouse Savannah River Company 5:00-7:00 Informal Gathering and Contributed Posters Tuesday, May 14, 1996 Glass Durability and Modeling Alexandra Navrotsky, a.m. Chair, Princeton University Robert H. Doremus, p.m. Chair, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 8:30 a.m. The Chemistry and Kinetics of Waste Glass Corrosion   John K. Bates, Argonne National Laboratory 9:00 Waste Glass Leaching and Long-Term Modeling   William Bourcier, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 9:30 Waste Glass Leaching and Long-Term Durability   Etienne Y. Vernaz, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France 10:00 Break 10:20 Corrosion Behavior of Glass: Remaining Scientific Issues   Bernd Grambow, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany 10:50 Natural Glasses and the Verification of the Long-Term Durability of Nuclear Waste Glasses   Rodney C. Ewing, University of New Mexico

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Glass as a Waste Form and Vitrification Technology: Summary of an International Workshop 11:20 Discussion 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 Actinide Vitrification: Status of Savannah River Site Activities   William G. Ramsey, Savannah River Technology Center 1:30 Thermal Stability of Waste Form Glass   Noël Jacquet-Francillon, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France 2:00 Mechanical Properties of the Waste Form Glass   Hj. Matzke, European Commission, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Germany 2:30 Break 2:45 Radiation Effects in Glass Waste Forms   William J. Weber, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 3:15 Panel Discussion: Scientific Issues in the Use of Glass as a Nuclear Waste Form   Alexandra Navrotsky, Moderator, Princeton University; John K. Bates , Argonne National Laboratory; Bruce Bunker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Bernd Grambow, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany; John Plodinec, Westinghouse Savannah River Company; Minoru Tomozawa , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: and Etienne Y. Vernaz, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France 5:00 Adjourn Wednesday, May 15, 1996 Operational Experiences with Vitrification Jean-Claude Petit, Chair, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France 8:15 a.m. Experience in Belgium   Maurits Demonie, Belgoprocess 8:45 Vitrification Experience in France—Development and Perspectives   Antoine Jouan, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique 9:15 Experience in the United States: West Valley, New York   Victor DesCamp, West Valley Nuclear Service Company, Inc.

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Glass as a Waste Form and Vitrification Technology: Summary of an International Workshop 9:45 Vitrification Experience of TVF in Japan   Hiroshi Igarashi, Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation 10:15 Break 10:30 Vitrification Experience in the UK   Graham A. Fairhall, British Nuclear Fuels, plc 11:00 Experiences with Vitrification HLW and Development of New Approaches in Russia   Albert Aloy, V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute 11:30 Vitrification Experience in China   Xiande Wang, Beijing Institute of Nuclear Engineering 12:00 p.m. Vitrification Experience at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF)   David B. Amerine, Westinghouse Savannah River Company 12:30 Lunch 1:30 Rapporteur Summary   John F. Ahearne, Chair, Duke University and Sigma Xi; Robert Budnitz , Future Resources Associates, Inc.; Bruce Bunker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2:20 General Discussion 4:00 Adjourn