Method of making nanostructured glass-ceramic waste forms

United States Patent

December 18, 2012
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Nanoporous Al2O3 as a “Getter” for Volatile Radionuclides into Nanostructued Glass-Ceramic Waste Forms
A method of rendering hazardous materials less dangerous comprising trapping the hazardous material in nanopores of a nanoporous composite material, reacting the trapped hazardous material to render it less volatile/soluble, sealing the trapped hazardous material, and vitrifying the nanoporous material containing the less volatile/soluble hazardous material.
July 1, 2009
588/11 ; 588/13; 588/14; 588/15; 588/252; 588/400;
G21F 9/00 (20060101); C03B 5/00 (20060101); C03B 5/027 (20060101); G21F 9/16 (20060101);
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.