Test Plan for Radioactive Testing of a Vertical Direct Denitration Calciner

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Stored solutions containing plutonium and nitric acid and possibly uranium thorium and minor amounts of other substances will be used for development and demonstration of a vertical calciner direct denitration process for conversion of those to stable storable PuO{sub 2} rich solids. Some of those solutions are quite dilute and very impure these require either pretreatment to make them suitable for calciner feed or an alternate stabilization method. Untreated scrap solutions containing some amounts of sulfate phosphate sodium and/or potassium may also be tested for suitability of direct denitration for conversion directly to PuO{sub 2}-rich solids. A vertical calciner will ... continued below

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COMPTON, J.A. February 3, 2000.

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Stored solutions containing plutonium and nitric acid and possibly uranium thorium and minor amounts of other substances will be used for development and demonstration of a vertical calciner direct denitration process for conversion of those to stable storable PuO{sub 2} rich solids. Some of those solutions are quite dilute and very impure these require either pretreatment to make them suitable for calciner feed or an alternate stabilization method. Untreated scrap solutions containing some amounts of sulfate phosphate sodium and/or potassium may also be tested for suitability of direct denitration for conversion directly to PuO{sub 2}-rich solids. A vertical calciner will be used to demonstrate the direct denitration process for converting plutonium-bearing liquors to stable plutonium rich solids. The calciner and some of its associated equipment were previously tested with non-radioactive chemicals to demonstrate operability.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00801363

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  • Report No.: HNF-SD-CP-TP-088, Rev.9
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/801363 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 801363
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc739769

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COMPTON, J.A. Test Plan for Radioactive Testing of a Vertical Direct Denitration Calciner, report, February 3, 2000; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739769/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.