Pilot-scale equipment development for pyrochemical treatment of spent oxide fuel.

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Fundamental objectives regarding spent nuclear fuel treatment technologies include, first, the effective distribution of spent fuel constituents among product and stable waste forms and, second, the minimization and standardization of waste form types and volumes. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed and is presently demonstrating the electrometallurgical treatment of sodium-bonded metal fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor II, resulting in an uranium product and two stable waste forms, i.e. ceramic and metallic. Engineering efforts are underway at ANL to develop pilot-scale equipment which would precondition irradiated oxide fuel via pyrochemical processing and subsequently allow for electrometallurgical treatment of such non-metallic fuels ... continued below

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Herrmann, S. D. June 8, 1999.

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Fundamental objectives regarding spent nuclear fuel treatment technologies include, first, the effective distribution of spent fuel constituents among product and stable waste forms and, second, the minimization and standardization of waste form types and volumes. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed and is presently demonstrating the electrometallurgical treatment of sodium-bonded metal fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor II, resulting in an uranium product and two stable waste forms, i.e. ceramic and metallic. Engineering efforts are underway at ANL to develop pilot-scale equipment which would precondition irradiated oxide fuel via pyrochemical processing and subsequently allow for electrometallurgical treatment of such non-metallic fuels into standard product and waste forms. This paper highlights the integration of proposed spent oxide fuel treatment with existing electrometallurgical processes. System designs and technical bases for development of pilot-scale oxide reduction equipment are also described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011213

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  • Global '99 International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Jackson Hole, WY (US), 08/30/1999--09/02/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/NT/CP-98166
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11213
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628332

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Herrmann, S. D. Pilot-scale equipment development for pyrochemical treatment of spent oxide fuel., article, June 8, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628332/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.