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Liquid Waste Organization . John E. Owen Washington Savannah River Company NSNFP / HLW Strategy Meeting Washington, DC April 14 – 15, 2009 LWO-WSE-2009-00084 . Salt Supernate. Saltcake. Sludge. Interim Waste Disposition Projects (Salt Processing). Savannah River Site Liquid Waste.

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liquid waste organization

Liquid Waste Organization

John E. Owen

Washington Savannah River Company

NSNFP / HLW Strategy Meeting

Washington, DC

April 14 – 15, 2009

LWO-WSE-2009-00084

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Salt Supernate

Saltcake

Sludge

Interim Waste Disposition Projects

(Salt Processing)

Savannah River Site

Liquid Waste

H Canyon (Waste Influent)

DWPF Recycle

Sludge Processing

FFA Closure

Defense Waste Processing Facility

Glass Waste Storage Building (Vitrified Canisters)

Tank Farms

Tank 48 Recovery

Future Salt Waste Processing Facility

Evaporator Operations

Space Management

Proposed Saltstone Feed Facility

Saltstone

Vaults (Grout)

srs composite inventory
SRS Composite Inventory

Salt Supernate

Volume

Curies

Saltcake

18.1 Mgal

183 MCi

(46%)

Salt Supernate

(48%)

196 MCi

34.4 Mgal

(52%)

(91%)

16.3 Mgal

12 MCi

Saltcake

(45%)

(3%)

184 MCi

3.3 Mgal

(48%)

(9%)

Sludge

37.7 Million

380 Million

Gallons (Mgal)

Curies (MCi)

Sludge

Inventory values as of 2008-12-31

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ARP (HTF: 96-H)

MCU (HTF: 278-H)

ARP (DWPF: 512-S)

Receipt

Tank

MST

StrikeTank

TK49

Feed

Tank

Precip

Tank

Filtrate Hold

Tank

Crossflow

Filter

Receipt

Tank

MST

Strike Tank

Solvent

Hold

Tank

WTL (DWPF: 221-S)

Interim

Salt Processing

PRFT

Strip Effluent

Decanter

Contactors

SEFT

SRAT

Strip Effluent

Hold Tank

DSS

Decanter

VITRIFICATION

TK50

DSS

Hold Tank

SS

Mixing Tank

SS

Receipt Tank

Vault

Saltstone

saltstone processing
Saltstone Processing
  • Processed 3.7M gallons of salt solution total
  • Processed 1.4M gallons since start of current campaign in March 2007
  • Processing Rate – 120K gallons / wk
  • Vault 2 Under Construction
salt waste processing facility
Salt Waste Processing Facility
  • 98M Gallons Salt Solution to be processed
  • Full Construction Authorization (CD-3)
  • Transition to Radioactive Operation - May 2013
salt disposition integration project
Salt Disposition Integration Project
  • Prepare initial macrobatch feed for SWPF
  • Ready to feed SWPF by a rate of:
    • 3.75M gallons / yr – first year
    • 6M gallons / yr – normal rate
  • Ready to process 220K gal/wk from SWPF to Saltstone
  • Ready to process Strip Effluent and MST Sludge Solids from SWPF to DWPF
hlw processing overview
HLW Processing Overview
  • 2696 Canisters Produced (thru March 31)
  • 2.82 M Gallons transferred from HTF
  • 97 Canisters – FY 09 (thru March 31)
  • Processing Sludge Batch 5 thru May 2010
  • Melter 2 – Operational Since March 2003
  • Melter 3 – Ready as Spare
  • Melter 4 - Vessel and Frame contract awarded
      • K3 Refractory – Manufacturing In progress
      • Components – Under construction
      • Assembly completion date – November 2013
issues and challenges
Issues and Challenges
  • Tank Closure
  • Canister Fissile Loading – Processing limitations
    • 897 g/m3
    • Sludge Batch 5 limited to 33 wt % waste loading
  • Construction and Startup of SWPF
  • Total Canister Production
  • Availability of Federal Repository