Development of a remote bushing for actinide vitrification

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) and the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) are combining their existing experience in handling highly radioactive, special nuclear materials with commercial glass fiberization technology in order to assemble a small vitrification system for radioactive actinide solutions. The vitrification system or {open_quotes}brushing{close_quotes}, is fabricated from platinum-rhodium alloy and is based on early marble remelt fiberization technology. Advantages of this unique system include its relatively small size, reliable operation, geometrical safety (nuclear criticality), and high temperature capability. The bushing design should be capable of vitrifying a number of the actinide nuclear materials, including solutions of americium/curium, neptunium, ... continued below

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Schumacher, R.F.; Ramsey, W.G. & Johnson, F.M. December 31, 1996.

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) and the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) are combining their existing experience in handling highly radioactive, special nuclear materials with commercial glass fiberization technology in order to assemble a small vitrification system for radioactive actinide solutions. The vitrification system or {open_quotes}brushing{close_quotes}, is fabricated from platinum-rhodium alloy and is based on early marble remelt fiberization technology. Advantages of this unique system include its relatively small size, reliable operation, geometrical safety (nuclear criticality), and high temperature capability. The bushing design should be capable of vitrifying a number of the actinide nuclear materials, including solutions of americium/curium, neptunium, and possibly plutonium. State of the art, mathematical and oil model studies are being combined with basic engineering evaluations to verify and improve the thermal and mechanical design concepts.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98050059

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  • Fall meeting of the American Ceramic Society, San Antonio, TX (United States), 30 Oct - 2 Nov 1996

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  • Other: DE98050059
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--97-0520
  • Report No.: CONF-9610115--
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 562603
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691557

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Schumacher, R.F.; Ramsey, W.G. & Johnson, F.M. Development of a remote bushing for actinide vitrification, article, December 31, 1996; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691557/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.