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Title: Status summary of chemical processing development in plutonium-238 supply program

Abstract

This document summarizes the status of development of chemical processing in the Plutonium-238 Supply Program (PSP) near the end of Demonstration 1. The objective of the PSP is “to develop, demonstrate, and document a production process that meets program objectives and to prepare for its operation” (Frazier et al. 2016). Success in the effort includes establishing capability using the current infrastructure to produce Np targets for irradiation in Department of Energy research reactors, chemically processing the irradiated targets to separate and purify the produced Pu and transferring the PuO 2 product to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) at an average rate of 1.5 kg/y.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1399975
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/363
100361
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Collins, Emory D., Benker, Dennis, Wham, Robert M., DePaoli, David W., Delmau, Laetitia Helene, and Sherman, Steven R.. Status summary of chemical processing development in plutonium-238 supply program. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399975.
Collins, Emory D., Benker, Dennis, Wham, Robert M., DePaoli, David W., Delmau, Laetitia Helene, & Sherman, Steven R.. Status summary of chemical processing development in plutonium-238 supply program. United States. doi:10.2172/1399975.
Collins, Emory D., Benker, Dennis, Wham, Robert M., DePaoli, David W., Delmau, Laetitia Helene, and Sherman, Steven R.. Sun . "Status summary of chemical processing development in plutonium-238 supply program". United States. doi:10.2172/1399975. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399975.
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title = {Status summary of chemical processing development in plutonium-238 supply program},
author = {Collins, Emory D. and Benker, Dennis and Wham, Robert M. and DePaoli, David W. and Delmau, Laetitia Helene and Sherman, Steven R.},
abstractNote = {This document summarizes the status of development of chemical processing in the Plutonium-238 Supply Program (PSP) near the end of Demonstration 1. The objective of the PSP is “to develop, demonstrate, and document a production process that meets program objectives and to prepare for its operation” (Frazier et al. 2016). Success in the effort includes establishing capability using the current infrastructure to produce Np targets for irradiation in Department of Energy research reactors, chemically processing the irradiated targets to separate and purify the produced Pu and transferring the PuO2 product to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) at an average rate of 1.5 kg/y.},
doi = {10.2172/1399975},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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