Deployment evaluation methodology for the electrometallurgical treatment of DOE-EM spent nuclear fuel

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Part of the Department of Energy (DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) inventory may require some type of treatment to meet acceptance criteria at various disposition sites. The current focus for much of this spent nuclear fuel is the electrometallurgical treatment process under development at Argonne National Laboratory. Potential flowsheets for this treatment process are presented. Deployment of the process for the treatment of the spent nuclear fuel requires evaluation to determine the spent nuclear fuel program need for treatment and compatibility of the spent nuclear fuel with the process. The evaluation of need includes considerations of cost, technical feasibility, process ... continued below

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Dahl, C.A.; Adams, J.P. & Ramer, R.J. July 1, 1998.

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Part of the Department of Energy (DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) inventory may require some type of treatment to meet acceptance criteria at various disposition sites. The current focus for much of this spent nuclear fuel is the electrometallurgical treatment process under development at Argonne National Laboratory. Potential flowsheets for this treatment process are presented. Deployment of the process for the treatment of the spent nuclear fuel requires evaluation to determine the spent nuclear fuel program need for treatment and compatibility of the spent nuclear fuel with the process. The evaluation of need includes considerations of cost, technical feasibility, process material disposition, and schedule to treat a proposed fuel. A siting evaluation methodology has been developed to account for these variables. A work breakdown structure is proposed to gather life-cycle cost information to allow evaluation of alternative siting strategies on a similar basis. The evaluation methodology, while created specifically for the electrometallurgical evaluation, has been written such that it could be applied to any potential treatment process that is a disposition option for spent nuclear fuel. Future work to complete the evaluation of the process for electrometallurgical treatment is discussed.

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  • Other: DE98058450
  • Report No.: DOE/SNF/REP--014
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/296608 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 296608
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677435

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Dahl, C.A.; Adams, J.P. & Ramer, R.J. Deployment evaluation methodology for the electrometallurgical treatment of DOE-EM spent nuclear fuel, report, July 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677435/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.