Efficient powder blending in support of plutonium conversion for mixed oxide fuel

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This paper describes a unique system that is used to mix and blend multiple batches of plutonium oxide powder of various consistencies into an equivalent number of identical and homogeneously mixed batches. This system is being designed and built to support the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES) at the Los Alamos TA-55 Plutonium Facility. The ARIES program demonstrates dismantlement of nuclear pits, retrieval of the plutonium components, and conversion of the plutonium into an oxide for eventual use in mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for nuclear reactors. The purpose of this powder blending work is to assure that ARIES ... continued below

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Dennison, D.K.; Brucker, J.P. & Martinez, H.E. June 7, 1999.

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This paper describes a unique system that is used to mix and blend multiple batches of plutonium oxide powder of various consistencies into an equivalent number of identical and homogeneously mixed batches. This system is being designed and built to support the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES) at the Los Alamos TA-55 Plutonium Facility. The ARIES program demonstrates dismantlement of nuclear pits, retrieval of the plutonium components, and conversion of the plutonium into an oxide for eventual use in mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for nuclear reactors. The purpose of this powder blending work is to assure that ARIES oxide is converted into an unclassified homogeneous mixture and that consistent feed material is available for MOX fuel assembly. This blending system is being assembled in a selected glovebox a TA-55 using an LANL designed split/combine apparatus, a commercial Turbula blending unit, and several additional supporting hardware components.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00757022

Medium: P; Size: 7 pages

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  • 23rd Annual Actinide Separations Conference, Richland, WA (US), 06/07/1999--06/10/1999

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-99-1118
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 757022
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708721

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Dennison, D.K.; Brucker, J.P. & Martinez, H.E. Efficient powder blending in support of plutonium conversion for mixed oxide fuel, article, June 7, 1999; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708721/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.