Fuel conditioning facility electrorefiner cadmium vapor trap operation.

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Processing sodium-bonded spent nuclear fuel at the Fuel Conditioning Facility at Argonne National Laboratory-West involves an electrometallurgical process employing a molten LiCl-KCl salt covering a pool of molten cadmium. Previous research has shown that the cadmium dissolves in the salt as a gas, diffuses through the salt layer and vaporizes at the salt surface. This cadmium vapor condenses on cool surfaces, causing equipment operation and handling problems. Using a cadmium vapor trap to condense the cadmium vapors and reflux them back to the electrorefiner has mitigated equipment problems and improved electrorefiner operations.

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Vaden, D. E. May 4, 1998.

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Processing sodium-bonded spent nuclear fuel at the Fuel Conditioning Facility at Argonne National Laboratory-West involves an electrometallurgical process employing a molten LiCl-KCl salt covering a pool of molten cadmium. Previous research has shown that the cadmium dissolves in the salt as a gas, diffuses through the salt layer and vaporizes at the salt surface. This cadmium vapor condenses on cool surfaces, causing equipment operation and handling problems. Using a cadmium vapor trap to condense the cadmium vapors and reflux them back to the electrorefiner has mitigated equipment problems and improved electrorefiner operations.

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8 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010579

Medium: P; Size: 8 pages

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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/TD/CP-95422
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10579
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624869

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Vaden, D. E. Fuel conditioning facility electrorefiner cadmium vapor trap operation., article, May 4, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624869/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.