Electrometallurgical treatment of TMI-2 fuel debris

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed an electrometallurgical treatment process suitable for conditioning DOE oxide spent fuel for long-term storage or disposal. The process consists of an initial oxide reduction step that converts the actinide oxides to a metallic form, followed by an electrochemical separation of uranium from the other fuel constituents. The final product of the process is a uniform set of stable waste forms suitable for long-term storage or disposal. The suitability of the process for treating core debris from the Three Mile Island-2 (TMI-2) reactor is being evaluated. This paper reviews the results of preliminary experimental work ... continued below

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Karell, E.J.; Gourishankar, K.V. & Johnson, G.K. August 1, 1997.

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed an electrometallurgical treatment process suitable for conditioning DOE oxide spent fuel for long-term storage or disposal. The process consists of an initial oxide reduction step that converts the actinide oxides to a metallic form, followed by an electrochemical separation of uranium from the other fuel constituents. The final product of the process is a uniform set of stable waste forms suitable for long-term storage or disposal. The suitability of the process for treating core debris from the Three Mile Island-2 (TMI-2) reactor is being evaluated. This paper reviews the results of preliminary experimental work performed using simulated TMI-2 fuel debris.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007091

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  • ARS `97: American Nuclear Society (ANS) international meeting on advanced reactors safety, Orlando, FL (United States), 1-5 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97007091
  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP--92022
  • Report No.: CONF-970607--34
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 508126
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695053

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Karell, E.J.; Gourishankar, K.V. & Johnson, G.K. Electrometallurgical treatment of TMI-2 fuel debris, article, August 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695053/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.