Results of Research to Evaluate Solid Plutonium Nitrate as a Safe Shipping Form

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The three compounds chosen for evaluation were Pu (NO{sub 3}){sub 4}*XH{sub 20}O, K{sub 2}Pu (NO{sub 3}){sub 6} and (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}Pu(NO{sub 3}){sub 6}. The nitrates were selected since they would not add an extraneous anion to the process streams. The halides were ruled out since they would not be compatible with stainless steel, and organics were not felt to be sufficiently stable for use. A systematic study of the radiolytic and thermal stability, solubility, and ease of preparation of each of the three nitrate compounds selected was then accomplished. These results allowed each compound to be evaluated as a potential ... continued below

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Bryan, G. H.; Thompson, J. K.; Van Tuyl, H. H.; Brown, C. L. & Ryan, J. L. November 1, 1976.

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The three compounds chosen for evaluation were Pu (NO{sub 3}){sub 4}*XH{sub 20}O, K{sub 2}Pu (NO{sub 3}){sub 6} and (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}Pu(NO{sub 3}){sub 6}. The nitrates were selected since they would not add an extraneous anion to the process streams. The halides were ruled out since they would not be compatible with stainless steel, and organics were not felt to be sufficiently stable for use. A systematic study of the radiolytic and thermal stability, solubility, and ease of preparation of each of the three nitrate compounds selected was then accomplished. These results allowed each compound to be evaluated as a potential solid shipping form as a guide to shipping package requirements. This report presents the results of the chemical development on a laboratory scale.

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  • Report No.: BNWL-1941
  • Grant Number: AT(45-1)-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1087576 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1087576
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc829435

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Bryan, G. H.; Thompson, J. K.; Van Tuyl, H. H.; Brown, C. L. & Ryan, J. L. Results of Research to Evaluate Solid Plutonium Nitrate as a Safe Shipping Form, report, November 1, 1976; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829435/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.