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Title: Treatment Deployment Evaluation Tool

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the final disposition of legacy spent nuclear fuel (SNF). As a response, DOE's National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) has been given the responsibility for the disposition of DOE-owned SNF. Many treatment technologies have been identified to treat some forms of SNF so that the resulting treated product is acceptable by the disposition site. One of these promising treatment processes is the electrometallurgical treatment (EMT) currently in development; a second is an Acid Wash Decladding process. The NSNFP has been tasked with identifying possible strategies for the deployment of these treatment processes in the event that a treatment path is deemed necessary. To support the siting studies of these strategies, economic evaluations are being performed to identify the least-cost deployment path. This model (tool) was developed to consider the full scope of costs, technical feasibility, process material disposition, and schedule attributes over the life of each deployment alternative. Using standard personal computer (PC) software, the model was developed as a comprehensive technology economic assessment tool using a Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis methodology. Model development was planned as a systematic, iterative process of identifying and bounding the required activities to dispose ofmore » SNF. To support the evaluation process, activities are decomposed into lower level, easier to estimate activities. Sensitivity studies can then be performed on these activities, defining cost issues and testing results against the originally stated problem.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
11331
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-99-00565
TRN: US0104369
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 13th International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSE 99), Las Vegas, NV (US), 08/09/1999--08/12/1999; Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ECONOMICS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; SPENT FUELS; SCHEDULES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL (SNF); ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA; TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES; DISPOSITION SITE; ELECTROMETALLURGICAL TREATMENT (EMT); ACID WASH DECLADDING PROCESS; ECONOMIC EVALUATIONS

Citation Formats

M. A. Rynearson, and M. M. Plum. Treatment Deployment Evaluation Tool. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
M. A. Rynearson, & M. M. Plum. Treatment Deployment Evaluation Tool. United States.
M. A. Rynearson, and M. M. Plum. Sun . "Treatment Deployment Evaluation Tool". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/11331.
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abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the final disposition of legacy spent nuclear fuel (SNF). As a response, DOE's National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) has been given the responsibility for the disposition of DOE-owned SNF. Many treatment technologies have been identified to treat some forms of SNF so that the resulting treated product is acceptable by the disposition site. One of these promising treatment processes is the electrometallurgical treatment (EMT) currently in development; a second is an Acid Wash Decladding process. The NSNFP has been tasked with identifying possible strategies for the deployment of these treatment processes in the event that a treatment path is deemed necessary. To support the siting studies of these strategies, economic evaluations are being performed to identify the least-cost deployment path. This model (tool) was developed to consider the full scope of costs, technical feasibility, process material disposition, and schedule attributes over the life of each deployment alternative. Using standard personal computer (PC) software, the model was developed as a comprehensive technology economic assessment tool using a Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis methodology. Model development was planned as a systematic, iterative process of identifying and bounding the required activities to dispose of SNF. To support the evaluation process, activities are decomposed into lower level, easier to estimate activities. Sensitivity studies can then be performed on these activities, defining cost issues and testing results against the originally stated problem.},
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place = {United States},
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