By Kevin M. Fox, Elizabeth Hoffman, Navin Manjooran, Gary Pickrell
The fabrics technological know-how and know-how 2009 convention and Exhibition (MS&T’09) was once held October 25-29, 2009, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. an enormous subject matter of the convention was once Environmental and effort Issues. Papers from 3 of the symposia held below that subject matter are integrated during this quantity. those symposia contain fabrics ideas for the Nuclear Renaissance; eco-friendly Engineering and Environmental Stewardship; and Nanotechnology for Energy. those symposia incorporated various displays with periods interested by sustainable strength, photovoltaics, nanowires and composites, power harvesting, catalysts, skinny motion pictures, corrosion, nuclear fuels, fabrics in competitive environments, glass and ceramics for waste disposition, modeling and thermal houses, and education. additionally incorporated was once a chain of invited displays and a global panel dialogue on cement waste varieties.
the golf green Engineering and Environmental Stewardship symposium was once subsidized by way of the Nuclear and Environmental expertise department (NETD) of the yank Ceramic Society whereas the fabrics suggestions for the Nuclear Renaissance symposium was once backed by way of NETD and ASM International.
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14. 9 observed the settling of monodisperse alumina particles in the liquid of the same viscosity as the viscosity of HLW glass just above the Ti. 3. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is studying variations in composition to develop crystal-tolerant HLW glasses. By keeping the spinel crystals small and therefore limiting spinel deposition in the melter, these glasses will allow high waste loading without decreasing melter lifetime. A series of double crucible and high-chromia crucible tests were performed on designed glasses of different compositions to investigate the effect of Cr, Ni, Fe, and noble metals on the accumulation rate of spinel crystals in the glass discharge riser of the HLW melter.
This hysteresis approach allowed the potential impacts of crystallization at lower temperatures and volatization at higher temperatures via duplicate measurements to be assessed. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Figure 2 shows the growth of a spinel layer on the bottom of the crucible for four glasses that were heat-treated at 850°C for various times. 4 wt% of C^Cb to the baseline glass increased the accumulation rate of spinel crystals by a factor of ~ 9 and ~ 2, respectively. 5 wt% of NiO is not surprising if we consider the settling of up to 210^m-sized crystals.
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