Immobilization of hospital waste incineration ashes in glass-ceramic composites

Paweł Stoch , Małgorzata Ciecińska , Agata Stoch , Łukasz Kuterasiński , Ireneusz Krakowiak


In the paper process of sintering of hospital incineration ash as a counterpart of low-level active waste with borosilicate glass frit is presented. It is shown that low porosity glass-ceramic waste-form can be obtained at a temperature range of 850–900 °C. In the sinter, the main crystal phases are wollastonite and aegirine-augite pyroxenes which have a large isomorphous capacity of binding hazardous elements. The crystal phases are fully encapsulated by the glass that provides additional protection against environmental influence. Thus, multibarrier material can be obtained at a temperature considerably lower than vitrification. This, in turn, can improve the economics of immobilization process.
Author Paweł Stoch - AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)
Paweł Stoch,,
, Małgorzata Ciecińska - AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)
Małgorzata Ciecińska,,
, Agata Stoch - Institute of Electron Technology (ITE)
Agata Stoch,,
, Łukasz Kuterasiński - Instytut Katalizy i Fizykochemii Powierzchni Polskiej Akademia Nauk
Łukasz Kuterasiński,,
, Ireneusz Krakowiak (FACME / ICME)
Ireneusz Krakowiak,,
- The Institute of Construction Machinery Engineering
Journal seriesCeramics International, ISSN 0272-8842, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishGlass-ceramicIncineration ashBorosilicate glassSinteringRadioactive waste
ASJC Classification2505 Materials Chemistry; 2508 Surfaces, Coatings and Films; 1508 Process Chemistry and Technology; 2503 Ceramics and Composites; 2504 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.304; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.057 (2) - 2017=2.882 (5)
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