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Evaluation of Characteristics of Anisotropic Deformation in Manufacturing of Large-scale Glass-ceramic Composite Sintered Body

대형 유리-세라믹 복합 매질 소결체 제조 시 비등방성 변형 특성 평가

  • Received : 2019.08.29
  • Accepted : 2019.12.09
  • Published : 2020.03.30

Abstract

We studied the anisotropic shrinkage and deformation characteristics of large size sintered bodies in the manufacturing of glass-ceramic composite wasteform. We used uranium-bearing waste, generated from the treatment of spent uranium catalyst. Sintered specimens were prepared in several forms, comprising a circular disk, and a quarter disk in several diameters of up to 40 cm. Regardless of form or size, the sintered bodies had high isotropic shrinkage when they were fabricated using green bodies prepared at 60 MPa. The average anisotropy rate and average shrinkage rate were 1.6%, and 37.4%, respectively. We confirmed that the glass-ceramic composite wasteform in a large scale disk-type for packing in a 200 L drum could be fabricated with a tolerable anisotropy shrinkage. This has resulted in a significant reduction in the volume of radioactive waste to be disposed of with highly stable wasteform.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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