tailored waste forms are designed to lock up high-level
nuclear waste. They offer overall cost and processing
schedule savings worth billions of dollars via higher waste
loadings, enhanced chemical durability, increased
processing flexibility and lower off-gas emissions.
waste form is the key component of the immobilization
process. It determines the type of nuclear waste that can
be immobilized, how well the waste is locked up, and
ultimately the number of disposal canisters required (waste
expertise of the synrocANSTO team lies in tailoring the
design of the ceramic or glass-ceramic waste form and the
associated process technology to suit the unique
characteristics of the waste, which enables these cost
savings to be realized.