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Title: Summary of ALSEP Test Loop Solvent Irradiation Testing

Abstract

Separating the minor actinide elements (americium and curium) from the fission product lanthanides is an important step in closing the nuclear fuel cycle. Isolating the minor actinides will allow transmuting them to short lived or stable isotopes in fast reactors, thereby reducing the long-term hazard associated with these elements. The Actinide Lanthanide Separation Process (ALSEP) is being developed by the DOE-NE Material Recovery and Waste Form Development Campaign to accomplish this separation with a single process. To develop a fundamental understanding of the solvent degradation mechanisms for the ALSEP Process, testing was performed in the INL Radiolysis/Hydrolysis Test Loop for the extraction section of the ALSEP flowsheet. This work culminated in the completion of the level two milestone (M2FT-16IN030102021) "Complete ALSEP test loop solvent irradiation test.” This report summarizes the testing performed and the impact of radiation on the ALSEP Process performance as a function of dose.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1389721
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-16-39626
TRN: US1800517
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AMERICIUM; CURIUM; NUCLEAR FUELS; FUEL CYCLE; ALSEP; degradation; test loop

Citation Formats

Peterman, Dean Richard, and Olson, Lonnie Gene. Summary of ALSEP Test Loop Solvent Irradiation Testing. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1389721.
Peterman, Dean Richard, & Olson, Lonnie Gene. Summary of ALSEP Test Loop Solvent Irradiation Testing. United States. doi:10.2172/1389721.
Peterman, Dean Richard, and Olson, Lonnie Gene. Mon . "Summary of ALSEP Test Loop Solvent Irradiation Testing". United States. doi:10.2172/1389721. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389721.
@article{osti_1389721,
title = {Summary of ALSEP Test Loop Solvent Irradiation Testing},
author = {Peterman, Dean Richard and Olson, Lonnie Gene},
abstractNote = {Separating the minor actinide elements (americium and curium) from the fission product lanthanides is an important step in closing the nuclear fuel cycle. Isolating the minor actinides will allow transmuting them to short lived or stable isotopes in fast reactors, thereby reducing the long-term hazard associated with these elements. The Actinide Lanthanide Separation Process (ALSEP) is being developed by the DOE-NE Material Recovery and Waste Form Development Campaign to accomplish this separation with a single process. To develop a fundamental understanding of the solvent degradation mechanisms for the ALSEP Process, testing was performed in the INL Radiolysis/Hydrolysis Test Loop for the extraction section of the ALSEP flowsheet. This work culminated in the completion of the level two milestone (M2FT-16IN030102021) "Complete ALSEP test loop solvent irradiation test.” This report summarizes the testing performed and the impact of radiation on the ALSEP Process performance as a function of dose.},
doi = {10.2172/1389721},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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