Adanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). Preconceptual design report

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This document describes the preliminary conceptual design of the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). The ARIES is an overall processing system for the dismantlement of nuclear weapon primaries. The program will demonstrate dismantlement of nuclear weapons and retrieval of the plutonium into a form that is compatible with long-term storage and that is inspectable in an unclassified form appropriate for the application of traditional international safeguards. The purpose of the ARIES process is to receive weapon pits, disassemble them, and provide a product of either a plutonium metal button or plutonium oxide powder appropriately canned to meet all ... continued below

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Nelson, T.O.; Bronson, M.C.; Dennison, D.K. & Flamm, B. September 1, 1996.

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This document describes the preliminary conceptual design of the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). The ARIES is an overall processing system for the dismantlement of nuclear weapon primaries. The program will demonstrate dismantlement of nuclear weapons and retrieval of the plutonium into a form that is compatible with long-term storage and that is inspectable in an unclassified form appropriate for the application of traditional international safeguards. The purpose of the ARIES process is to receive weapon pits, disassemble them, and provide a product of either a plutonium metal button or plutonium oxide powder appropriately canned to meet all requirements for long-term storage. This demonstration is a 24-month program, with full operation planned during the last three-six months to gain confidence in the system`s flexibility and reliability. The ARIES system is modular in design to offer credible scaling and the ability to incorporate modifications or new concepts. This report describes the preconceptual design of each of the ARIES modules, as well as the integration of the overall system.

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OSTI as DE96015197

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  • Other: DE96015197
  • Report No.: LA--13178
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/374155 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 374155
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683994

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Nelson, T.O.; Bronson, M.C.; Dennison, D.K. & Flamm, B. Adanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). Preconceptual design report, report, September 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683994/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.