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Title: Status of Progress Made Toward Preliminary Design Concepts for the Inventory in Select Media for DOE-Managed HLW/SNF

Abstract

As the title suggests, this report provides a summary of the status and progress for the Preliminary Design Concepts Work Package. Described herein are design concepts and thermal analysis for crystalline and salt host media. The report concludes that thermal management of defense waste, including the relatively small subset of high thermal output waste packages, is readily achievable. Another important conclusion pertains to engineering feasibility, and design concepts presented herein are based upon established and existing elements and/or designs. The multipack configuration options for the crystalline host media pose the greatest engineering challenges, as these designs involve large, heavy waste packages that pose specific challenges with respect to handling and emplacement. Defense-related Spent Nuclear Fuel (DSNF) presents issues for post-closure criticality control, and a key recommendation made herein relates to the need for special packaging design that includes neutron-absorbing material for the DSNF. Lastly, this report finds that the preliminary design options discussed are tenable for operational and post-closure safety, owing to the fact that these concepts have been derived from other published and well-studied repository designs.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5). Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC)
OSTI Identifier:
1333704
Report Number(s):
SAND2016-9823R
647921; TRN: US1700772
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; DESIGN; SPENT FUELS; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; THERMAL ANALYSIS; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CRITICALITY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; US DOE; PACKAGING; POSITIONING; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY; SALT DEPOSITS; IGNEOUS ROCKS; METAMORPHIC ROCKS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; PROGRESS REPORT

Citation Formats

Matteo, Edward N., Hardin, Ernest L., Hadgu, Teklu, Park, Heeho Daniel, Rigali, Mark J., and Jove-Colon, Carlos F. Status of Progress Made Toward Preliminary Design Concepts for the Inventory in Select Media for DOE-Managed HLW/SNF. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1333704.
Matteo, Edward N., Hardin, Ernest L., Hadgu, Teklu, Park, Heeho Daniel, Rigali, Mark J., & Jove-Colon, Carlos F. Status of Progress Made Toward Preliminary Design Concepts for the Inventory in Select Media for DOE-Managed HLW/SNF. United States. doi:10.2172/1333704.
Matteo, Edward N., Hardin, Ernest L., Hadgu, Teklu, Park, Heeho Daniel, Rigali, Mark J., and Jove-Colon, Carlos F. Fri . "Status of Progress Made Toward Preliminary Design Concepts for the Inventory in Select Media for DOE-Managed HLW/SNF". United States. doi:10.2172/1333704. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1333704.
@article{osti_1333704,
title = {Status of Progress Made Toward Preliminary Design Concepts for the Inventory in Select Media for DOE-Managed HLW/SNF},
author = {Matteo, Edward N. and Hardin, Ernest L. and Hadgu, Teklu and Park, Heeho Daniel and Rigali, Mark J. and Jove-Colon, Carlos F.},
abstractNote = {As the title suggests, this report provides a summary of the status and progress for the Preliminary Design Concepts Work Package. Described herein are design concepts and thermal analysis for crystalline and salt host media. The report concludes that thermal management of defense waste, including the relatively small subset of high thermal output waste packages, is readily achievable. Another important conclusion pertains to engineering feasibility, and design concepts presented herein are based upon established and existing elements and/or designs. The multipack configuration options for the crystalline host media pose the greatest engineering challenges, as these designs involve large, heavy waste packages that pose specific challenges with respect to handling and emplacement. Defense-related Spent Nuclear Fuel (DSNF) presents issues for post-closure criticality control, and a key recommendation made herein relates to the need for special packaging design that includes neutron-absorbing material for the DSNF. Lastly, this report finds that the preliminary design options discussed are tenable for operational and post-closure safety, owing to the fact that these concepts have been derived from other published and well-studied repository designs.},
doi = {10.2172/1333704},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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