Development of a techno-economic model to optimization DOE spent nuclear fuel disposition

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The purpose of the National Spent Nuclear Fuel (NSNF) Program conducted by Lockheed Martin Idaho Technology Co. (LMITCO) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is to evaluate what to do with the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Final disposition of the SNF may require that the fuel be treated to minimize material concerns. The treatments may range from electrometallurgical treatment and chemical dissolution to engineering controls. Treatment options and treatment locations will depend on the fuel type and the current locations of the fuel. One of the first steps associated with ... continued below

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Ramer, R. J.; Plum, M. M.; Adams, J. P. & Dahl, C. A. November 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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The purpose of the National Spent Nuclear Fuel (NSNF) Program conducted by Lockheed Martin Idaho Technology Co. (LMITCO) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is to evaluate what to do with the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Final disposition of the SNF may require that the fuel be treated to minimize material concerns. The treatments may range from electrometallurgical treatment and chemical dissolution to engineering controls. Treatment options and treatment locations will depend on the fuel type and the current locations of the fuel. One of the first steps associated with selecting one or more sites for treating the SNF in the DOE complex is to determine the cost of each option. An economic analysis will assist in determining which fuel treatment alternative attains the optimum disposition of SNF at the lowest possible cost to the government and the public. For this study, a set of questions was developed for the electrometallurgical treatment process for fuels at several locations. The set of questions addresses all issues associated with the design, construction, and operation of a production facility. A matrix table was developed to determine questions applicable to various fuel treatment options. A work breakdown structure (WBS) was developed to identify a treatment process and costs from initial design to shipment of treatment products to final disposition. Costs will be applied to determine the life-cycle cost of each option. This technique can also be applied to other treatment techniques for treating spent nuclear fuel.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98050590

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  • Waste management `98, Tucson, AZ (United States), 1-5 Mar 1998

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  • Other: DE98050590
  • Report No.: INEEL/CON--97-00895
  • Report No.: CONF-980307--
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 642749
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc697331

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Ramer, R. J.; Plum, M. M.; Adams, J. P. & Dahl, C. A. Development of a techno-economic model to optimization DOE spent nuclear fuel disposition, article, November 1997; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc697331/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.