THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF PUREX PROCESS PULSE COLUMNS

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Information on the development of pulse columns for the Purex Process is presented in order to indicate qualitutively the performance attainable with improved cartridge designs, and to show some of the factors involved in scaling up pilot plant results to full plant scale. The pulse columns were designed to produce separated uranium and plutonium products decontaminated by at least a factor of 10>s7/sup /om fission products, with average uranium and plutonium losses of less than 0.2% per column and an overall yield of at least 99% of each product. The five types of behavior observed in pulse columns as a ... continued below

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Richardson, G. L. February 17, 1961.

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  • Hanford Atomic Products Operation
    Publisher Info: General Electric Co. Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, Wash.
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Information on the development of pulse columns for the Purex Process is presented in order to indicate qualitutively the performance attainable with improved cartridge designs, and to show some of the factors involved in scaling up pilot plant results to full plant scale. The pulse columns were designed to produce separated uranium and plutonium products decontaminated by at least a factor of 10>s7/sup /om fission products, with average uranium and plutonium losses of less than 0.2% per column and an overall yield of at least 99% of each product. The five types of behavior observed in pulse columns as a function of throughout rate and pulsing conditions are described. The effects of increasing frequency and throughput rate on pulse column efficiency are shown. The different types of perforated plates and packings investigated for Purex service are discussed. Short cuts, indicated by Purex development studies, that may be taken to provide a suituble column design with a minimum of pilot plant development are described. (M.C.G.)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61

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  • Report No.: HW-SA-2083
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  • DOI: 10.2172/4000404 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4000404
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc870115

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Richardson, G. L. THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF PUREX PROCESS PULSE COLUMNS, report, February 17, 1961; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc870115/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.