Chemistry technology base and fuel cycle of the Los Alamos accelerator-driven transmutation system

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This paper provides a brief overview of the Los Alamos accelerator-driven transmutation system, a description of the pyrochemistry technology base and the fuel cycle for the system. The pyrochemistry technology base consists of four processes: direct oxide reduction, reductive extraction, electrorefining, and electrowinning. Each process and its utility is described. The fuel cycle is described for a liquid metal-based system with the focus being the conversion of commercial spent nuclear fuel to fuel for the transmutation system. Fission product separation and actinide recycle processes are also described.

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Williamson, M.A. December 1, 1997.

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This paper provides a brief overview of the Los Alamos accelerator-driven transmutation system, a description of the pyrochemistry technology base and the fuel cycle for the system. The pyrochemistry technology base consists of four processes: direct oxide reduction, reductive extraction, electrorefining, and electrowinning. Each process and its utility is described. The fuel cycle is described for a liquid metal-based system with the focus being the conversion of commercial spent nuclear fuel to fuel for the transmutation system. Fission product separation and actinide recycle processes are also described.

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  • GLOBAL `97: international conference on future nuclear systems, Yokohama (Japan), 5-10 Oct 1997

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-3259
  • Report No.: CONF-971004--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 561132
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689556

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Williamson, M.A. Chemistry technology base and fuel cycle of the Los Alamos accelerator-driven transmutation system, article, December 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689556/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.