Electrometallurgical treatment of oxide spent fuel.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) inventory of spent nuclear fuel contains a wide variety of oxide fuel types that may be unsuitable for direct repository disposal in their current form. The molten-salt electrometallurgical treatment technique developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has the potential to simplify preparing and qualifying these fuels for disposal by converting them into three uniform product streams: uranium metal, a metal waste form, and a ceramic waste form. This paper describes the major steps in the electrometallurgical treatment process for oxide fuels and provides the results of recent experiments performed to develop and scale up the ... continued below

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Karell, E. J. June 8, 1999.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) inventory of spent nuclear fuel contains a wide variety of oxide fuel types that may be unsuitable for direct repository disposal in their current form. The molten-salt electrometallurgical treatment technique developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has the potential to simplify preparing and qualifying these fuels for disposal by converting them into three uniform product streams: uranium metal, a metal waste form, and a ceramic waste form. This paper describes the major steps in the electrometallurgical treatment process for oxide fuels and provides the results of recent experiments performed to develop and scale up the process.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011178

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  • Global '99 Conference, Jackson Hole, WY (US), 08/30/1999--09/02/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP-97939
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11178
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623078

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Karell, E. J. Electrometallurgical treatment of oxide spent fuel., article, June 8, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623078/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.