Standard Practice for Microwave Oven Dissolution of Glass Containing Radioactive and Mixed Wastes
|Publication Date:||10 January 1999|
|ICS Code (Special wastes):||13.030.30|
1.1 This practice describes a microwave oven practice used to dissolve glass samples that may contain nuclear wastes. The resulting solutions are then used to determine metals and radionuclides in support of glass vitrification plant operations and materials development programs. This practice can be used to dissolve production glass samples, vitrified melter feeds, and sludges.
1.2 This practice is introduced to provide the user with an alternative means to Test Methods C 169 for dissolution of waste containing glass in shielded facilities. Test Methods C 169 is not practical for use in such facilities and with radioactive materials.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.