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Moisture absorption results for vertical calciner plutonium dioxide product

Description: A sample of calcined plutonium dioxide was exposed to room air for one week. The sample was weighed daily to determine if the material absorbed moisture from the room air. A random variation of weight was observed after the first day; however, the sample returned to its original weight at the end of the week. The loss on ignition for the material increased from 0.439 to 0.544 weight percent during this time. This change is considered inconsequential as the material will normally be packaged for storage within hours of its production.
Date: July 3, 1996
Creator: Compton, J.A., Westinghouse Hanford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department