EBR-II blanket fuel leaching test using simulated J-13 well water.

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A pulsed-flow leaching test is being conducted using three EBR-II blanket fuel segments. These samples are immersed in simulated J-13 well water. The samples are kept at a constant temperature of 90 C. Leachate is exchanged weekly and analyzed for various nuclides which are of interest from a mobility and longevity point of view. Our primary interest is in the longer-lived species such as {sup 99}Tc, {sup 237}Np, and {sup 241}Am. In addition, the behavior of U, Pu, {sup 90}Sr, and {sup 137}Cs are being analyzed. During the course of this experiment, an interesting observation has been made involving one ... continued below

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Fonnesbeck, J. E. May 15, 1998.

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A pulsed-flow leaching test is being conducted using three EBR-II blanket fuel segments. These samples are immersed in simulated J-13 well water. The samples are kept at a constant temperature of 90 C. Leachate is exchanged weekly and analyzed for various nuclides which are of interest from a mobility and longevity point of view. Our primary interest is in the longer-lived species such as {sup 99}Tc, {sup 237}Np, and {sup 241}Am. In addition, the behavior of U, Pu, {sup 90}Sr, and {sup 137}Cs are being analyzed. During the course of this experiment, an interesting observation has been made involving one of the samples which could indicate the possible rapid ''anoxic'' oxidation of uranium metal to UO{sub 2}.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010808

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  • American Nuclear Society 3rd Topical Meeting DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and Fissile Materials Management, Charleston, SC (US), 09/08/1998--09/11/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/ED/CP-96471
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10808
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622944

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Fonnesbeck, J. E. EBR-II blanket fuel leaching test using simulated J-13 well water., article, May 15, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622944/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.