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Michelle M Snyder

Michelle M Snyder

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Michelle Snyder is a scientist that works in the Environmental Science Laboratory on projects that include physical and chemical characterization of sediments and groundwater, contaminant fate and transport, evaluation of waste forms for stabilization and solidification of secondary waste streams resulting from the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization, and evaluation of glass for immobilizing low activity waste (ILAW).

Research Interests

  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Secondary and low activity waste

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Geology, Kansas State University, 1999
  • M.S. Environmental Science, Washington State University, 2008

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Treasurer, Washington Hydrogeology Symposium

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2012, EED CSM of the Year Runner-Up
  • 2011 and 2012 Outstanding Performance Award recipient

PNNL Publications

2017

2016

  • Snyder MMV, GV Last, JR Stephenson, and RE Clayton. 2016. Analytical Data Report for Sediment Samples Collected From 116-KE-3 and UPR-100-K-1; Boreholes C8796 and C8796PNNL-25276, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Williams BD, JJ Neeway, MMV Snyder, ME Bowden, JE Amonette, BW Arey, EM Pierce, CF Brown, and N Qafoku. 2016. "Mineral Assemblage Transformation of a Metakaolin-based Waste Form After Geopolymer Encapsulation." Journal of Nuclear Materials 473:320-332.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.12.023
  • Neeway JJ, N Qafoku, BD Williams, MMV Snyder, CF Brown, and EM Pierce. 2016. "Evidence of Technetium and Iodine from a Sodalite-Bearing Ceramic Waste Form." Applied Geochemistry 66:210-218.  doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.12.017
  • Um W, MMV Snyder, and G Wang. 2016. Liquid Secondary Waste Grout Formulation and Waste Form QualificationPNNL-25129;RPT-SWCS-005, REV0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2015

2014

  • Golovich EC, SV Mattigod, MMV Snyder, L Powers, GA Whyatt, and DM Wellman. 2014. Radionuclide Migration through Sediment and Concrete: 16 Years of InvestigationsPNNL-23841, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Snyder MMV, and W Um. 2014. "ADSORPTION MECHANISMS AND TRANSPORT BEHAVIOR BETWEEN SELENATE AND SELENITE ON DIFFERENT SORBENTS." International Journal of Waste Resources 4(2):Article No. 1000144. 
  • Snyder MMV, and W Um. 2014. "ADSORPTION MECHANISMS AND TRANSPORT BEHAVIOR BETWEEN SELENATE AND SELENITE ON DIFFERENT SORBENTS." International Journal of Waste Resources 4(2):Article No. 144. 
  • Qafoku N, JJ Neeway, AR Lawter, TG Levitskaia, RJ Serne, JH Westsik, Jr, and MMV Snyder. 2014. Technetium and Iodine Getters to Improve Cast Stone PerformancePNNL-23282, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

2012

  • Chung CW, W Um, MM Valenta, SK Sundaram, J Chun, KE Parker, ML Kimura, and JH Westsik, Jr. 2012. "Characteristics of Cast Stone Cementitious Waste Form for Immobilization of Secondary Wastes from Vitrification Process." Journal of Nuclear Materials 420(1-3):164-174.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.09.021
  • Neeway JJ, N Qafoku, BD Williams, MM Valenta, EA Cordova, SC Strandquist, DNC Dage, and CF Brown. 2012. "Single Pass Flow-Through (SPFT) Test Results of Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) Waste Forms used for LAW Immobilization." In Waste Management Symposium (WM 2012): Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 12252.  Waste Management Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Brown CF, RJ Serne, BN Bjornstad, DG Horton, DC Lanigan, RE Clayton, MM Valenta, TS Vickerman, IV Kutnyakov, KN Geiszler, SR Baum, KE Parker, and MJ Lindberg. 2006. Characterization of Vadose Zone Sediments Below the C Tank Farm: Borehole C4297 and RCRA Borehole 299-E27-22PNNL-15503, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Krupka KM, CF Brown, HT Schaef, SM Heald, MM Valenta, and BW Arey. 2006. "Rhenium Uptake, as Analogue for Tc-99, by Steel Corrosion Products." In Proceedings of the 11th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWM), April 30 - May 4, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, ed. B. Sagar (Technical Program Chair), pp. 905-912.  American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL. 
  • Pierce EM, BP McGrail, MM Valenta, and DM Strachan. 2006. "The Accelerated Weathering of a Radioactive Low-Activity Waste Glass Under Hydraulically Unsaturated Conditions: Experimental Results from a Pressurized Unsaturated Flow Test." Nuclear Technology 155(2):149-165. 

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Geosciences

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