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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.
Gao; Huizhen (Albuquerque, NM), Wang; Yifeng (Albuquerque, NM), Rodriguez; Mark A. (Albuquerque, NM), Bencoe; Denise N. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 495,851
July 1, 2009
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.