Consolidation of cladding hulls from the electrometallurgical treatment of spent fuel.

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To consolidate metallic waste that is residual from Argonne National Laboratory's electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel, waste ingots are currently being cast using an induction furnace located in a hot cell. These ingots, which have been developed to serve as final waste forms destined for repository disposal, are stainless steel (SS)-Zr alloys (the Zr is very near 15 wt.%). The charge for the alloys consists of stainless steel cladding hulls, Zr from the fuel being treated, noble metal fission products, and minor amounts of actinides that are present with the cladding hulls. The actual in-dated cladding hulls have been ... continued below

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Keiser, D. D., Jr. April 10, 1998.

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To consolidate metallic waste that is residual from Argonne National Laboratory's electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel, waste ingots are currently being cast using an induction furnace located in a hot cell. These ingots, which have been developed to serve as final waste forms destined for repository disposal, are stainless steel (SS)-Zr alloys (the Zr is very near 15 wt.%). The charge for the alloys consists of stainless steel cladding hulls, Zr from the fuel being treated, noble metal fission products, and minor amounts of actinides that are present with the cladding hulls. The actual in-dated cladding hulls have been characterized before they were melted into ingots, and the final as-cast ingots have been characterized to determine the degree of consolidation of the charge material. It has been found that ingots can be effectively cast from irradiated cladding hulls residual from the electrometallurgical treatment process by employing an induction furnace located in a hot cell.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010716

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  • Materials Management Conference, Charleston, SC (US), 09/08/1998--09/11/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/ED/CP-96045
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10716
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626085

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Keiser, D. D., Jr. Consolidation of cladding hulls from the electrometallurgical treatment of spent fuel., article, April 10, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626085/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.