Date of Award
Master of Science in Operations Research
Department of Operational Sciences
Joseph Cain, PhD
Jack Jackson, PhD
Jack M. Kloeber, PhD
This research has two primary objectives. The first is to develop a generic, interactive, spreadsheet-based life-cycle cost model that uses net present value and risk analysis techniques for cost comparison. The second is to apply the model specifically to the vitrification and cementation methods of waste remediation. By using spreadsheet analysis and graphics capabilities, the model will provide direct and objective comparisons of remediation alternatives. Since vitrification is a new technology, the plant design and operations are conceptual. Therefore, computer simulation and engineering judgement are integral to the vitrification LCC estimate.
DTIC Accession Number
White, Thomas P.; Toland, Ronald J.; and Buitrago, Dorian Y., "Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Radioactive Waste Remediation Alternatives" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6443.