Method of making nanostructured glass-ceramic waste forms

United States Patent

8,772,566
July 8, 2014
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Nanoporous Al2O3 as a “Getter” for Volatile Radionuclides into Nanostructued Glass-Ceramic Waste Forms
A waste form for and a method of rendering hazardous materials less dangerous is disclosed that includes fixing the hazardous material in nanopores of a nanoporous material, reacting the trapped hazardous material to render it less volatile/soluble, and vitrifying the nanoporous material containing the less volatile/soluble hazardous material.
13/679,340
November 16, 2012
588/9 ; 588/11; 588/16; 588/2; 588/20;
G21F 9/00 (20060101); G21F 9/16 (20060101); G21F 1/00 (20060101); G21F 9/20 (20060101);
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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.