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Method of waste stabilization via chemically bonded phosphate ceramics

United States Patent

5,830,815
November 3, 1998
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A method for regulating the reaction temperature of a ceramic formulation process is provided comprising supplying a solution containing a monovalent alkali metal; mixing said solution with an oxide powder to create a binder; contacting said binder with bulk material to form a slurry; and allowing the slurry to cure. A highly crystalline waste form is also provided consisting of a binder containing potassium and waste substrate encapsulated by the binder.
Wagh; Arun S. (Joliet, IL), Singh; Dileep (Naperville, IL), Jeong; Seung-Young (Hinsdale, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
08/ 617,284
March 18, 1996
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory