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3 Plant Radiation Study Interim Report #5- Part II Data on Gamma Shielding of Special Plutonium Samples

Description: The calculation of shielding the thickness for plutonium is complicated by the many different energies represented in the gamma radiation emitted during decay of the plutonium isotopes. Dose rate predictions are also frequently confused by gamma from varying content of fission product impurities in the plutonium, as well as other gamma radiation induced through alpha and neutron particle absorption within the source material or its environment. After assumptions are made for these many factors… more
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: Moulthrop, H. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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190-C pump capacity

Description: The purpose of this document is to update 190-C pump capacity information previous released in HW-52449{sup 1} and HW-58580{sup 2}. Improvements in motor cooling has resulted in raising the previous 3500 HP limit to 3660 HP{sup 3} thus increasing total pumping capacity.
Date: June 22, 1959
Creator: Watson, D. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Processing Department monthly report, June 1959

Description: Production of Pu from separations plants and output of unfabricated Pu exceeded commitments. Purex plant set a new record high for U processed. Production and shipments of UO{sub 3} met schedules. Purex solvent extraction battery performed below normal, probably because of poor solvent quality. NaOH addition to Redox coating removal waste is being reduced. A 3fold improvement in Recuplex product Al impurity was achieved by means of a specific gravity difference > 0.15 between dilute aqueous fee… more
Date: July 22, 1959
Creator: MacCready, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Composition of Solids from Purex LWW

Description: The solids in Purex lww were first observed during flowsheet tests for recovery of fission products from plant wastes. Since the nature of this solid was not apparent from the flowsheet composition of lww, some work was performed to characterize this material. Although this work has been conducted over a period of about one year, it has been subordinate to the main one of testing flowsheets for fission product recovery. The solids have been observed in each of about six samples of plant lww tha… more
Date: January 22, 1959
Creator: Van Tuyl, H.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Control of Thorium Oxide Particle Size

Description: By carefully controlling the agitation, temperature, concentrations, and reagent addition rate, it was possible to produce a thorium oxide product within 0.3 mu of any selected size between 2.0 and 3.0 mu . The rate of addition of oxalic acid to a thorium nitrate solution was the variable used in the current series of tests. (auth)
Date: January 22, 1959
Creator: Johnsson, K. O. & Ellison, C. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Core Parameter Study for a 300-Mw Sodium Graphite Reactor

Description: A core parameter study of the operating costs was performed for a 300- Mwe sodium graphite reactor, a scale-up of the Hallam Power Reactor. The results of the study indicate that the core design is nsar optimum and that core modifications would reduce the power costs by less than 5%. The lattice spacing, fuel rod diameter, and sodium flow can be varied within a rather broad range without significant changes in power generation costs. The effect of the fuel cladning thickness is more significant… more
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: Corcoran, W.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Description of a capsule for irradiation of fuel specimens at high temperatures

Description: A controlled-temperature irradiation capsule was operated containing small fueled specimens at 160O to 1650 F. The design involved calculating the specimen heat-generation rate and designing an insulating gas gap around the specimens to achieve the desired temperature. Electric heaters were inserted to help control temperature. The thickness and composition of the gas gap were modified prior to operation on the basis of information on probable neutron flux obtained from a nuclear mock-ups and o… more
Date: April 22, 1959
Creator: Basham, S. J.; Stang, J. H.; Goldthwaite, W. H. & Dunnington, B. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design of production test IP-297-A-FP, The effect of autoclave film damage on the incidence of groove pitting on X-8001 alloy fuel jackets

Description: The recent increase in the incidence of groove pitting on X-8001 clad fuel elements in the old reactors apparently refutes the earlier hypothesis that surface segregation of the secondary phase of this alloy was the primary cause of the unique, preferential attack sustained during irradiation. Components received within the past fifteen months have exhibited essentially none of the segregation. On the other hand, recent evidence suggests that localized penetration of the autoclave film on X-800… more
Date: December 22, 1959
Creator: Hall, R. E. & Hodgson, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effect of Solution and Vessel Thermal Expansion on Volume Measurements in the Chemical Processing Department

Description: The major portion of transfers and inventory in the Chemical Processing Department are dependent on volume measurement. Good volume measurements are therefore essential to good SS material control. Considerable attention has been given to the volume problem especially on primary transfer points. Document HW-57888 discusses the biasing effect pf temperature on manometer oil. HW- 57866 given the procedure for vessel calibration. Other undocumented correspondence has discussed recent calibrations … more
Date: May 22, 1959
Creator: Johnson, W. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Electric lights in studio]

Description: Photograph of WBAP-TV's studio light setup. There are electric lights hanging from the ceiling. Two video cameras can be seen in the background.
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Hexone Extraction-Coulometric Titration of Uranium

Description: Samples containing 5 to 10 mg of uranium were extracted with hexone (methyl isobutyl ketone) and titrated coulometrically in sulphate media. Relative standard deviations of 0.45% for samples containing 5 mg and 0.56% for 10 mg were determined by precision studies.
Date: June 22, 1959
Creator: Blevins, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hexone Extraction-Coulometric Titration of Uranium

Description: Samples containing 5 to 10 mg of uranium were extracted with hexone (methyl isobutyl ketone) and titrated coulometrically in sulfate media. Relative standard deviations of 0.43% for samples containing 5 mg and 0.56% for 10 mg were determined by precision studies. (auth)
Date: June 22, 1959
Creator: Blevins, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Current Electron Accelerator

Description: The following report describes the investigations of the microwave solution and the Astron solution, to produce high current electron beams.
Date: January 22, 1959
Creator: Christofilos, Nicholas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Internally Cooled Molten-Salt Reactors

Description: The initial and long-term nuclear characteristics of two internally cooled heterogeneous, graphite-moderated, two-region, molten-salt reactors have been studied. These reactors have doubling times of 22.5 years and 27.5 years. Methods of decreasing the doubling times by removing the Pa233 from the core and be increasing the specific power of the reactor are described.
Date: June 22, 1959
Creator: Lackey, M. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Internally Cooled Molten-Salt Reactors

Description: The initial and long-term nuclear characteristics of two internally cooled heteroingeneous graphite-moderated two-region molten-salt reactors were studied. The reactors have doubling times of 22.5 and 27.5 years. Methods of decreasing the doubling times by removing the Pa/sup 233/ from the core and by increasing the specific power of the reactor are described. (auth)
Date: June 22, 1959
Creator: Lackey, M. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Irradiation Processing Department Monthly Record Report: September 1959

Description: This document details activities of the irradiation processing department during the month of September, 1959. A general summary is included at the start of the report, after which the report is divided into the following sections: Research and Engineering Operations; Production and Reactor Operations; Facilities Engineering Operation; Employee Relations Operation; and Financial Operation.
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: Greninger, A. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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LIMITATIONS FOR EXISTING STORAGE TANKS FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM SEPARATIONS PLANTS

Description: The physical limitations of existing storage tanks for radioactive wastes from separations plants are defined as a guide for preparing process and operating criteria for the existing tank forms to assure continued integrity of the tanks. A "safe-load" curve for each of the four groups of tanks based on current technology is presented. Loading conditions, operation procedures, and thermal stresses are discussed. (M.C.G.)
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: Doud, E. & Stivers, H.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Limitations for Existing Storage Tanks for Radioactive Wastes from Separations Plants

Description: Continued process improvements in the separation plants provide an incentive for economics in waste storage costs by utilizing existing facilities to their maximum capability consistent with the radiological hazards involved. The major improvements have reduced waste volumes resulting in increased fission product concentration and energy potential. Analyses have been made to determine the effect of this change on the integrity of the existing structures.
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: Doud, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Microspark Apparatus for the Study of Inclusions in Metals

Description: A study of metallurgical problems resulting from variation in grain boundaries, bonding layers, and inclusions in metals and alloys has become increasingly important over the past several years. To keep pace with and aid in these studies, several new techniques have been developed in emission and X-ray spectroscopy. In X-ray, areas as smalls as one square micron can be studied by making them targets for a focused electron beam and observing the X-rays emitted (5,2). Such an instrument would be … more
Date: July 22, 1959
Creator: Smith, F. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Modified Zirflex Process for Dissolution of Zirconium-and Niobium-Bearing Nuclear Fuels in Aqueous Fluoride Solutions: Laboratory Development

Description: Modified Zirflex process flowsheets were developed for recovering uranium from the newer power reactor fuel alloys after discharge from the reactor. The STR (1% U97% Zr-2% Sn) and EBWR Core-1 (93.5% U-5% Zr-1.5% Nb clad in Zircaloy-2) fuels are used as examples of low- and high-uranium fuels, respectively. A dissolvent of 6 M NH/sub 4/F yields a solution of zirconium and a precipitate of ammonium uranous fluoride. In one process, ammonium hydroxide is added to produce insoluble hydrous oxides o… more
Date: December 22, 1959
Creator: Gens, T. A. & Baird, F. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Ammonia gas]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a news story about an ammonia gas leak in Dallas.
Date: May 22, 1959
Duration: 1 minute 13 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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