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Fast Flux Test Facility Studies Progress Report: April 1965

Description: From abstract: "...limited study work was performed on the conceptual design of the proposed fast flux test facility and information was obtained in important areas of supporting technology."
Date: April 1965
Creator: Astley, E. R.
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A Sequence for Predicting Waste Transport by Ground Water

Description: From introduction: "This paper describes a sequence for analyzing the effects of ground water flow on waste transport in natural soils."
Date: April 15, 1965
Creator: Nelson, R. William
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Geophysical Seismic Evaluation Study at Hanford

Description: From introduction: "In June, 1963, a geophysical research program was conducted at Hanford to determine the feasibility and desirability of using seismic methods in geohydrologic studies. Detection and delineation were desired of seven different geological features that in some sites affect the movement of liquid radioactive wastes discharged to the ground."
Date: December 1964
Creator: Brown, Ruth E.
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Static Tests of Corrosion Inhibitors for Aluminum and Carbon Steel

Description: The experiments described in this report were performed for two purposes: (1) to find a chemical, or combination of chemicals, that would be effective for inhibiting corrosion of steel in static portions of the Hanford water systems, and (2) as screening tests to select candidate mixtures for further testing to replace sodium dichromate as the inhibitor of aluminum and steel corrosion in the Hanford single-pass reactor cooling water.
Date: February 1965
Creator: Richman, R. B.
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PRTR second generation shim assembly

Description: From introduction: "This document discusses the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of a second generation shim rod assembly, and testing of a second generation shim rod assembly prototype for use in the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor."
Date: November 1964
Creator: Rasmussen, D. E.
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High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Alternatives

Description: From foreword: "This report is a comprehensive overview study of potential alternative methods for long-term management of high-level radioactive waste...Disposal in terrestrial locations."
Date: May 1974
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High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Alternatives

Description: From foreword: "This report is a comprehensive overview study of potential alternative methods for long-term management of high-level radioactive waste."
Date: May 1974
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Aluminum Cladding Long Uranium Plates by Solid-State Bonding

Description: From introduction: This report covers an investigation of solid-state bonding as a technique for aluminum cladding uranium plates of 3 by 0.180-in. cross section in lengths up to 14 ft.
Date: March 29, 1955
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Dickerson, R. F. & Carlson, R. J.
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The Ammonium Carbonate Pressure Leaching of Uranium Ores Proposed as Feed to the Pilot Plant at Grand Junction, Colorado : Progress Report

Description: From introduction: This is Progress report BMI-282, the first of a series covering the operation of the pressure-leaching towers for the extraction of uranium by an ammonium carbonate leach...This report discusses the data obtained from tests run to show the effects of such variables as the amount of air and carbon dioxide passed through the pulp, temperature, pressure, and concentration of ammonium carbonate and ammonium bicarbonate in the leach solution on the extraction of uranium.
Date: June 15, 1955
Creator: Wheeler, C. M.; Langston, B. G. & Stephens, F. M.
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Alloys of Uranium with Zirconium, Chromium, Columbium, Vanadium, and Molybdenum

Description: Abstract: Information on five uranium binary alloy systems has been surveyed. These systems are the alloys of uranium with zirconium, chromium, columbium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The equilibrium diagrams are discussed, and where available, data have been included on diffusion studies, cladding experiments, and mechanical properties.
Date: June 19, 1952
Creator: Saller, Henry A. & Rough, Frank A.
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An evaluation of data on zirconium-uranium alloys

Description: Report describing the literature relative to zirconium-uranium alloys. The available data related to zirconium-uranium alloys is analyzed in an attempt to understand the behavior and nature of the alloy. Other aspects of zirconium-uranium alloys are discussed in the report.
Date: 1955
Creator: Rough, Frank A.
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The technology of thorium

Description: A report describing the technological uses of thorium. The report details interest in thorium as a potential source of the fissionable isotope U233 as well as possessing other applications. Most of the information in this report was obtained from project literature and from unpublished data available to the authors.
Date: 1951
Creator: Marsh, L. L. & Keeler, J. R.
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Temperature distributions in a reactor fuel plate

Description: Report detailing local heat-transfer coefficients as they relate to temperature distribution in reactor fuel plates.
Date: 1953
Creator: Chastain, Joel W.; Long, J. K.; Redmond, R. F.; Grimble, R. E. & Dayton, R. W.
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Aqueous Corrosion of Uranium Fuel-Element Cores Containing 0 to 20 w/o Zirconium

Description: Abstract: A description is given of the design and operation of a windowed autoclave system employed in the study of corrosion by pressurized hot water. The device has been used to obtain time-lapse motion pictures of the swelling and rupture of deliberately defected zirconium-clad uranium specimens. A method is described by which corrosion rates were calculated from pressure and temperature measurements. A typical set of pictures taken during a test is presented, and corrosion rates are reported for uranium-0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 w/o zirconium alloys subjected subjected to 600 F water.
Date: January 7, 1957
Creator: Grieser, Daniel R. & Simons, Eugene M.
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Apparatus for visual study of corrosion by hot water

Description: Report describing an apparatus for visual study of corrosion of uranium by hot water. A windowed autoclave was designed and constructed to permit visual study of the reaction under conditions simulating a cladding failure in service.
Date: 1955
Creator: Grieser, Daniel R. & Simons, Eugene M.
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Annealing of crystal distortion in irradiated graphite

Description: From introduction: "As part of the program for improvement of graphite, the structural characteristics of graphite have been studied to determine the relation between physical and structural changes during irradiation."
Date: 1955
Creator: Austin, Alfred E. & Harrison, Ralph J.
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The Application of Ceramics to Hanford Fuel Elements

Description: From introduction: This work is a survey of possible uses of ceramic materials in Hanford-type fuel elements.
Date: September 4, 1953
Creator: King, B. W.; Tripp, H. P. & Duckworth, W. H.
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An Application of the Concepts of Particle Packing to the Consolication of Silicon Carbide Powders

Description: From introduction: Silicon carbide is being considered as a basis material for nonmetallic fuel elements because of its high thermal conductivity, low nuclear cross section, high resistance to thermal rupture, and high degree of stability at high temperature in air. A requirement of the fuel elements is that they be thin and have as low porosity as possible. One shape of element under consideration is 0.050 to 0.070 inch thick by a few inches in width and breadth.
Date: August 15, 1952
Creator: Harman, Cameron G.; Shinn, J. & Wagner, H. E.
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Beryllia and Beryllia-Beryllium Bodies for Moderating Cores in Fuel Elements

Description: From introduction: This report presents the results of the two phases of the work: study of the compatibility of beryllia bodies with a coating material, molybdenum; and studies of beryllia-beryllium body fabrication.
Date: July 31, 1952
Creator: Long, R. E.; Duckworth, W. H.; Saller, Henry A.; Stacy, J. T.; Miller, R. A. & Schofield, H. Z.
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Beta-Counting Methods Applied to the Determination of Uranium in Low-Grade Ores

Description: The following report covers investigations on the application of the beta counter as an analytical tool for use in experiments on the extraction and concentration of uranium from low-grade (.005-.02 % uranium) shale and phosphate rock ores.
Date: July 1947
Creator: Doig, J. R.; Igelsrud, Iver; Nelson, H. R. & Schwartz, C. M.
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Centrifugal Casting of Aluminum-Uranium Alloys

Description: "Centrifugal-casting techniques were investigated as a method of producing hollow cylindrical extrusion billets of aluminum-35 w/o uranium. Among the variables evaluated were melt temperature, mold and pouring-spout configurations, mold speed, and method of pouring. With the equipment employed it was found that the best castings were produced stilizing a pouring temperature of 2400 F, a heavy-walled steel cylinder rotating between 700 to 900 rpm for the mold and bottom-pouring technique employing a retractable pouring spout. Sound, nonporous billets 26 in. long and 5 in. in diameter were produced with a yield after machining of over 75 per cent of the original charge. The major losses occurred in the pouring spout-and-cup assembly. This loss is relatively unaffected by the casting length; and, therefore, coatings of greater length than 26 in. should results in even greater recoveries.
Date: July 20, 1959
Creator: Daniel, Norman E.; Foster, Ellis L. & Dickerson, Ronald F.
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Composition of vapors from boiling nitric acid solutions

Description: From abstract: "The composition of vapors from aqueous nitric acid solutions boiling at 200 mm mercury total pressure is established for solutions containing between - and 67.5 w/o nitric acid. The volatility characteristics of low concentrations of chloride in the same concentration range of nitric acid have been measured in solutions boiling at 200 mm mercury. The effects of chloride concentration and pressure of boiling are evaluated. A spectrophotometric method of the determination of chloride in nitric acid solutions is described."
Date: February 9, 1955
Creator: Crooks, R. C.; Wilson, R. Q.; Bearse, A. E. & Filbert, Robert B.
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