Corrosion testing of spent nuclear fuel performed at Argonne National Laboratory for repository acceptance

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Corrosion tests of DOE-owned spent nuclear fuel are performed at Argonne National Laboratory to support the license application for the Yucca Mountain Repository. The tests are designed to determine corrosion rates and degradation products formed when fuel is reacted at elevated temperature in different aqueous environments, including vapor, dripping water, submersion, and liquid film contact. Corrosion rates are determined from the quantity of radionuclides released from wetted fuel and from the weight loss of the test fuel specimen as a function of time. Degradation products include secondary mineral phases and dissolved, adsorbed, and colloidal species. Solid phase examinations determine fuel/mineral ... continued below

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Goldberg, M. M. July 20, 2000.

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Corrosion tests of DOE-owned spent nuclear fuel are performed at Argonne National Laboratory to support the license application for the Yucca Mountain Repository. The tests are designed to determine corrosion rates and degradation products formed when fuel is reacted at elevated temperature in different aqueous environments, including vapor, dripping water, submersion, and liquid film contact. Corrosion rates are determined from the quantity of radionuclides released from wetted fuel and from the weight loss of the test fuel specimen as a function of time. Degradation products include secondary mineral phases and dissolved, adsorbed, and colloidal species. Solid phase examinations determine fuel/mineral interface relationships, characterize radionuclide incorporation into secondary phases, and determine corrosion mechanisms at grain interfaces within the fuel. Leachate solution analyses quantify released radionuclides and determine the size and charge distribution of colloids. This paper presents selected results from corrosion tests on metallic fuels.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00759082

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  • 2000 TMS Fall Meeting, St. Louis, MO (US), 10/08/2000--10/12/2000

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  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP-102400
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 759082
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707702

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Goldberg, M. M. Corrosion testing of spent nuclear fuel performed at Argonne National Laboratory for repository acceptance, article, July 20, 2000; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707702/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.