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Accession Number PB2013-100873
Title Preliminary Technology Readiness Assessment of the Calcine Disposition Project, Volume One.
Publication Date Feb 2011
Media Count 135p
Personal Author A. F. Kluk C. P. McGinnis H. C. Johnson H. G. Sutter J. Vienna M. Rinker S. L. Ross
Abstract The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Calcine Disposition Project (CDP) is preparing a conceptual design for the selected technology to treat Calcine high-level waste (HLW) for disposition. The conceptual design will support the critical decision to authorize preliminary design (CD-1). The selected technology will convert the granular Calcine into a glass ceramic waste form using hot-isostatic pressing (HIP) with chemical additives. The conceptual design is one document among several that are required to be developed in support of CD-1. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 413.3A Chg 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, recommends that a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) be performed prior to CD-1 along with the development of a Technology Maturation Plan (TMP). Although not a hard requirement, it is recommended that the selected technology be at or above a Technology Readiness Level of 4 at CD-1.2 The CDP had planned to hold a TRA in October 2010, but at the request of EM Headquarters, a technology maturation review was conducted of the CDP design plans the week of July 12-15. The team at first planned to conduct the review in two phases with the first phase in July and the second phase of the assessment in October. Based on a revised schedule for the CDP received after the July review, the second phase of the review was cancelled. The review that is the basis of this report, therefore, is based only on the results of the July review and the draft Technology Maturation Plan issued in October by the CDP. The revised schedule for the CDP also identified delayed dates for initiating and completing the project design, including CD-1 and CD-2 approvals. CD-1 is now projected for the fourth quarter 2012 with CD-2 planned for the fourth quarter 2016.
Keywords Assessments
Calcined wastes
Chemical additives
High level radioactive wastes
Hot pressing
Radioactive waste disposal
Technology assessment

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
77G - Radioactive Wastes & Radioactivity
Corporate Author Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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