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Title: Development of a Techno-Economic Model to Optimize DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposition

Abstract

The National Spent Nuclear Fuel (NSNF) Program is evaluating final disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNE) in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Final disposition of SNF may require that the fuel be treated to minimize material concerns. The treatments may range from electrometallurgical treatment (EMT) and chemical dissolution to engineering controls. Treatment options and treatment locations will depend on fuel type and location of the fuel. One of the first steps associated with selecting one or more sites for treating SNF in the DOE complex is to determine the cost of each option. An economic analysis will assist in determining which fuel treatment alternative attains the optimum disposition of SNF at the lowest possible cost to the government and the public. For this study, a set of questions was developed for the EMT process for fuels at several locations. The set of questions addresses all issues associated with design, construction, and operation of a production facility. A matrix table was developed to determine questions applicable to various fuel treatment options. A work breakdown structure (WBS) was developed to identify a treatment process and costs from initial design to shipment of treatment products to final disposition. Costs can be appliedmore » to determine the life cycle cost of each option. This technique can also be applied to other treatment techniques for treating SNF.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering And Environmental Lab Idaho Falls (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (US)
OSTI Identifier:
16770
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-97-00895; CONF-980307
ON: DE98052256; TRN: US0301365
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98052256; DN: [711 434578]. [540 059900]; PBD: 02/00/1998; PBD: 1 Feb 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; BREAKDOWN; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; DISSOLUTION; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; NUCLEAR FUELS; PRODUCTION; LIFE CYCLE COSTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE RECYCLING; RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; REACTOR FUEL PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Ramer, R J, Plum, M M, Adams, J P, and Dahl, C A. Development of a Techno-Economic Model to Optimize DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposition. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ramer, R J, Plum, M M, Adams, J P, & Dahl, C A. Development of a Techno-Economic Model to Optimize DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposition. United States.
Ramer, R J, Plum, M M, Adams, J P, and Dahl, C A. Sun . "Development of a Techno-Economic Model to Optimize DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/16770.
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abstractNote = {The National Spent Nuclear Fuel (NSNF) Program is evaluating final disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNE) in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Final disposition of SNF may require that the fuel be treated to minimize material concerns. The treatments may range from electrometallurgical treatment (EMT) and chemical dissolution to engineering controls. Treatment options and treatment locations will depend on fuel type and location of the fuel. One of the first steps associated with selecting one or more sites for treating SNF in the DOE complex is to determine the cost of each option. An economic analysis will assist in determining which fuel treatment alternative attains the optimum disposition of SNF at the lowest possible cost to the government and the public. For this study, a set of questions was developed for the EMT process for fuels at several locations. The set of questions addresses all issues associated with design, construction, and operation of a production facility. A matrix table was developed to determine questions applicable to various fuel treatment options. A work breakdown structure (WBS) was developed to identify a treatment process and costs from initial design to shipment of treatment products to final disposition. Costs can be applied to determine the life cycle cost of each option. This technique can also be applied to other treatment techniques for treating SNF.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {2}
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