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Title: Equipment specifications for an electrochemical fuel reprocessing plant

Abstract

Electrochemical reprocessing is a technique used to chemically separate and dissolve the components of spent nuclear fuel, in order to produce new metal fuel. There are several different variations to electrochemical reprocessing. These variations are accounted for by both the production of different types of spent nuclear fuel, as well as different states and organizations doing research in the field. For this electrochemical reprocessing plant, the spent fuel will be in the metallurgical form, a product of fast breeder reactors, which are used in many nuclear power plants. The equipment line for this process is divided into two main categories, the fuel refining equipment and the fuel fabrication equipment. The fuel refining equipment is responsible for separating out the plutonium and uranium together, while getting rid of the minor transuranic elements and fission products. The fuel fabrication equipment will then convert this plutonium and uranium mixture into readily usable metal fuel.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1025896
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-10-05228; LA-UR-10-5228
TRN: US1105018
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11; BREEDER REACTORS; FABRICATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; MIXTURES; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PLUTONIUM; PRODUCTION; REFINING; REPROCESSING; SPECIFICATIONS; SPENT FUELS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Hemphill, Kevin P. Equipment specifications for an electrochemical fuel reprocessing plant. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Hemphill, Kevin P. Equipment specifications for an electrochemical fuel reprocessing plant. United States.
Hemphill, Kevin P. Fri . "Equipment specifications for an electrochemical fuel reprocessing plant". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1025896.
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abstractNote = {Electrochemical reprocessing is a technique used to chemically separate and dissolve the components of spent nuclear fuel, in order to produce new metal fuel. There are several different variations to electrochemical reprocessing. These variations are accounted for by both the production of different types of spent nuclear fuel, as well as different states and organizations doing research in the field. For this electrochemical reprocessing plant, the spent fuel will be in the metallurgical form, a product of fast breeder reactors, which are used in many nuclear power plants. The equipment line for this process is divided into two main categories, the fuel refining equipment and the fuel fabrication equipment. The fuel refining equipment is responsible for separating out the plutonium and uranium together, while getting rid of the minor transuranic elements and fission products. The fuel fabrication equipment will then convert this plutonium and uranium mixture into readily usable metal fuel.},
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year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2010},
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