Development of a plutonium-239 recovery incinerator

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A Plutonium-239 Recovery Incinerator is being developed for the Savannah River Plant (SRP) to reduce the volume of solid glovebox waste and to allow recovery of Pu-239 from the waste. The process will also allow treatment of some waste materials that are not certifiable for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). It will consist of two electrically heated combustion chambers (furnace and afterburner) and a dry filtration off-gas system. A unique feature of the process is that it uses pyrohydrolysis to produce an ash that is amenable to Pu recovery through nitric acid/HF dissolution. A series of thermogravimetric ... continued below

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Williams, S & Charlesworth, D L January 1, 1988.

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A Plutonium-239 Recovery Incinerator is being developed for the Savannah River Plant (SRP) to reduce the volume of solid glovebox waste and to allow recovery of Pu-239 from the waste. The process will also allow treatment of some waste materials that are not certifiable for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). It will consist of two electrically heated combustion chambers (furnace and afterburner) and a dry filtration off-gas system. A unique feature of the process is that it uses pyrohydrolysis to produce an ash that is amenable to Pu recovery through nitric acid/HF dissolution. A series of thermogravimetric (TGA) analyses have been performed to characterize potential incinerator feed materials. A functioning furnace mockup was built and operated to demonstrate electrically-heated pyrohydrolysis operation. 8 refs., 4 figs.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • Waste management '88: symposium on radioactive waste management, Tucson, AZ, USA, 26 Feb 1988

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  • Other: DE88006662
  • Report No.: DP-MS-87-120
  • Report No.: CONF-880201-18
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5497957
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092445

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Williams, S & Charlesworth, D L. Development of a plutonium-239 recovery incinerator, article, January 1, 1988; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092445/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.