PRFR PILOT LEACHING PLANT-PRELIMINARY PROCESS DESIGN

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The preliminary process design of a PRFR pilot leaching plant, the proposed location of which is in Cell B of Building 3026 at ORNL, is considered. Chemical, physical, and nuclear parameters are investigated to assure safe leaching operations. Nitric acid solvents are used for leaching the uranium and/ or thorium from the sheared spent fuel elements, and the dissolved fuel is sent through a shielded pipeline to the extraction plant for further processing. Recommended materials of construction are 304L stainless steel and 3O9SCb stainless steel, and maintenance is by direct procedures. (auth)

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McLain, H.A. July 23, 1959.

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The preliminary process design of a PRFR pilot leaching plant, the proposed location of which is in Cell B of Building 3026 at ORNL, is considered. Chemical, physical, and nuclear parameters are investigated to assure safe leaching operations. Nitric acid solvents are used for leaching the uranium and/ or thorium from the sheared spent fuel elements, and the dissolved fuel is sent through a shielded pipeline to the extraction plant for further processing. Recommended materials of construction are 304L stainless steel and 3O9SCb stainless steel, and maintenance is by direct procedures. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60

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  • Report No.: CF-59-7-76
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/4246869 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4246869
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1021772

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McLain, H.A. PRFR PILOT LEACHING PLANT-PRELIMINARY PROCESS DESIGN, report, July 23, 1959; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1021772/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.