Pilot-scale equipment development for lithium-based reduction of spent oxide fuel.

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An integral function of the electrometallurgical conditioning of DOE spent nuclear fuel is the standardization of waste forms. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed and is presently demonstrating the electrometallurgical conditioning of sodium-bonded metal fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor II, resulting in uranium, ceramic waste, and metal waste forms. Engineering studies are underway at ANL in support of pilot-scale equipment development, which would precondition irradiated oxide fuel and likewise demonstrate the application of electrometallurgical conditioning to such non-metallic fuels. This paper highlights the integration of proposed spent oxide fuel conditioning with existing electrometallurgical processes. Additionally, technical bases for engineering activities ... continued below

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Herrmann, S. D. April 24, 1998.

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An integral function of the electrometallurgical conditioning of DOE spent nuclear fuel is the standardization of waste forms. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed and is presently demonstrating the electrometallurgical conditioning of sodium-bonded metal fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor II, resulting in uranium, ceramic waste, and metal waste forms. Engineering studies are underway at ANL in support of pilot-scale equipment development, which would precondition irradiated oxide fuel and likewise demonstrate the application of electrometallurgical conditioning to such non-metallic fuels. This paper highlights the integration of proposed spent oxide fuel conditioning with existing electrometallurgical processes. Additionally, technical bases for engineering activities to support a scale up of an oxide reduction process are described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010581

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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-95424
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10581
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624779

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Herrmann, S. D. Pilot-scale equipment development for lithium-based reduction of spent oxide fuel., article, April 24, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624779/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.