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QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT Research and development activities: fixation of radioactive residues. July-September 1965

Description: The calcined-waste containers produced during the Hot Cell Pilot Plant experiments in 1962 and 1963 have generated a maximum pressure of 3 psig. Design verification tests with the prototype spray calciner showed satisfactory performance when producing high melting point powders. Later tests on other feeds showed poor atomization and cake buildup in the calciner. Design of the prototype equipment is complete. Procurement and fabrication of prototype equipment is done except for a few cleanup items and final field-fitting of jumpers. Design verification tests on the pot storage station indicated satisfactory calorimeter performance. A GE-412 computer was successfully used in design verification tests for data collection, calculation, and correlations. Studies continued on fixation of sulfates from acid condensates generated in a glass-making process. Lead sulfate-borax melts produced by a continuous feed melter at 900/sup 0/C appear to be quite fluid, but exhibited a high (22%) evolution of sulfate. Studies were initiated on incorporation of the neutralized condensate into asphalt. Release rates of up to 2%/hr for /sup 137/Cs from a simulated phosphate ceramic waste material were observed from exposures to temperatures up to 1200/sup 0/C. Release rates of other isotopes which appear to be a thousand-fold lower than for cesium established volatilization as the predominant mode of cesium release. A technique for varying the phosphate content of the simulated ceramic wastes was developed.
Date: October 1, 1965
Creator: Platt, A.M. (ed.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reverse Osmosis for Water Desalination

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on the reverse-osmosis program. The methods of desalination through osmosis are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 22, 1964
Creator: Lonsdale, H. K.; Merten, U.; Riley, R. L.; Vos, K. D. & Westmoreland, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Physical property measurements on NPR graphite. II. Unirradiated core graphite

Description: Four bars of NPR core graphite produced by the National Carbon Company were evaluated. Thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, coefficient of thermal expansion, tensile strength, compressive strength, and modulus of rupture data are summarized. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out. It is demonstrated that anisotropy in the bars and the method of sampling affect the measured properties. TSX is shown to be more anisotropic than either CSF or TSGBF graphites used in the construction of some of the present Hanford reactors.
Date: August 29, 1961
Creator: Jackson, J.L.
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Evaluation of the Blake Sodium Resistivity Meter

Description: Report issued by the APDA over an evaluation of the toroid sodium resistivity meter. Studies were conducted on carbon and oxygen contamination. As stated in the introduction, "the meter was also subjected to extensive testing in which variations in temperature, flow rate, and supply voltage were made in order to determine signal stability and effective range" (p. 5). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 15, 1962
Creator: Atomic Power Development Associates
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Methods for Determining the Energy Release in Hypothetical Reactor Meltdown Accidents

Description: Report and dissertation issued by the APDA over hypothetical reactor meltdown accidents. Methods for the determination of the energy release from reactor meltdowns are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1962
Creator: Nicholson, Richard Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculation of the Doppler Coefficient Plutonium-Oxide-Fueled Fast Reactors

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on Doppler coefficient fast reactors. Calculations, methods, and results of the studies are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: November 1, 1963
Creator: Fischer, E. A.
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Study of EOCR Modifications for Testing Fast Reactor Fuels

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on "methods for increasing the power generation in a fast reactor fuel element test sample" (p. 9). The methods investigated are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 17, 1964
Creator: Ball, G.; DeFelice, J.; Edwards, J. J.; Jens, W. H.; Kovac, L. R.; Poggi, R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operation of the Sodium Technology Loop for Contamination Meter Evaluations

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on the Sodium Technology Loop. Methods, equipment, and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 25, 1964
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Irradiation Testing of Enrico Fermi Prototype Fuel Pins in the CP-5, 1957-1959

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on the irradiation of fuel pins in nuclear reactors. As stated in the introduction, "results of these tests have verified predicted high-temperature allowable burn-ups and showed that under certain conditions, excessive swelling could occur at low temperatures" (p. 5). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: April 1960
Creator: Silliman, M. A.; Shoudy, A. A.; Blessing, W. G. & Huebotter, P. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Doppler Effect in Fast Neutron Reactors

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on the Doppler Effect in fast neutron reactors. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 1960
Creator: Nicholson, Richard Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Conceptual Design of an In-Pile Package Loop for Fast Reactor Fuel Testing

Description: Report issued by the APDA over a design study conducted on an "in-pile package loop for use as a reactor fuel test facility" (p. 5). The results are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: July 28, 1961
Creator: Blessing, W. G.; Balsbaugh, R. R.; Bloomfield, D. E.; Busch, J. S.; Hennig, R. J.; Jens, W. H. et al.
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Two-Facility Approach to Investigations of Fast Reactor Meltdowns

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on hypothetical fast reactor meltdown accidents. As stated in the summary, "the purpose of this study is to investigate the technical feasibility of conducting fast reactor meltdown experiments to determine a more realistic maximum accident and to provide a better evaluation of fast reactor safety" (p. 7). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: January 15, 1963
Creator: Doyle, T. A.; Page, E. M.; Nicholson, R. B.; Hagstrom, J. T. & Nims, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Study of Requirements and Suitability of Available Reactors for Fast Fuel Tests

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on the requirements of reactors for fuel testing. As stated in the summary, "the purpose of this study is to determine the requirements for radiation space for fast reactor fuel testing and to determine the capability of existing Commission and private test and power reactors to meet these requirements" (p. 7). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 23, 1963
Creator: Doyle, T. A.; Duffy, J. G.; Jens, W. H.; McHugh, W. E.; Page, E. M. & Warberg, H. S.
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Study of Fast Reactor Meltdown Accidents Using Simulant Materials

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on reactor meltdown accidents. The studies incorporated the use of simulation materials. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 31, 1963
Creator: Huebotter, P. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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HAFEVER: An Inelastic Scattering Code for the IBM 704 Computer

Description: Report issued by the APDA over HAFEVER, a code developed for the IBM 704 computer. As stated in the introduction, "HAFEVER is an IBM 704 code which calculates the energy exchange inelastic scattering cross section" (p. 3). Descriptions of the code and the theory behind the code are discussed. This report includes tables.
Date: September 1960
Creator: Friedman, M. A. & Zweifel, P. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Removal of Sodium from Core Subassemblies with White Oil and Ultrasonics

Description: Report issued by the APDA over methods "for removing sodium from fuel and blanket sub-assemblies that have been irradiated in the reactor of the Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant" (p. 3). The cleaning methods are described, as well as experimental studies conducted on them. This report includes illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1961
Creator: Kanaan, Z. R. & Nash, C. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of a Fluidized Bed Calcination Process for Aluminum Nitrate Wastes in a Two-Foot-Square Pilot Plant Calciner. Part I. Equipment Development and Initial Process Studies

Description: A two-foot-square fluidized bed calciner was designed and operated to convert aqueous, highly radioactive wastes into granular solids. The calciner exceeded its designed feed capacity of calcining, at a bed temperature of 400/sup 0/C, 100 liters per hour of aluminum nitrate solution simulating wastes from the reprocessing of spent aluminum-uranium alloy reactor fuel. Heat was supplied to the calciner by circulating NaK with an electromagnetic pump, at temperatures up to 1400/sup 0/F, through a tubular heat exchanger placed directly in the fluidized bed of solids. The results of ten runs are presented and discussed. Equipment development progressed to the point where a continuous, trouble-free, operating period of 43 days was attained. Several properties of the alumina product were routinely measured, and some of the effects of the calciner operating variables on these properties were determined. The production of both amorphous and alpha crystalline material was found to be possible; the crystalline nature of the product had a profound effect on product properties and off-gas loading.
Date: June 20, 1962
Creator: Brown, B. P.; Grimmett, E. S. & Buckham, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mineral Facts and Problems: 1960 Edition

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over mineral characteristics, uses, and problems. Descriptions of common minerals and their uses are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1960
Creator: United States. Bureau of Mines.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Stress Ellipsoid Determination in a Rock-Burst-Prone Area at a 4,000-Foot Depth, Galena Mine, Wallace, Idaho

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over a study on "stress determinations in an area known to be under high stress concentration induced by prior mining operations" (p. 2). The geology, procedures, and instrumentation are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Ageton, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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New England Beryllium Investigations

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of mines over studies conducted on beryllium deposits in New England. Evaluations of the deposits are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1968
Creator: Barton, William R. & Goldsmith, Carl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Diesel Exhaust Contamination of Tunnel Air

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines on investigations of air contamination in tunnels due to diesel exhaust. Air samples were taken inside tunnels and measured for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides. This report includes tables and graphs.
Date: February 1968
Creator: Holtz, John C. & Dalzell, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Petrofabric Study of Tectonic and Mining-Induced Deformations in a Deep Mine

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines on deep mine tectonic deformities. The deep mine rock was analyzed using a petrofabric technique, and many properties were examined. This report includes photographs and illustrations.
Date: September 1968
Creator: Gresseth, Elbridge W. & Reid, Rolland R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Manganese Deposits, Hodgdon and Linneus Townships, Southern District, Aroostook County, Maine

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over manganese deposits of Aroostook County, Maine. As stated in the introduction, "the work was undertaken to determine the extent of deposits largely concealed under glacial drift and to obtain subsurface sampled for manganese mineral identification and research in ore dressing and extractive metallurgy" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1962
Creator: Earl, Kenneth M. & Eilertsen, Nils A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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