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Title: Deployment evaluation methodology for the electrometallurgical treatment of DOE-EM spent nuclear fuel

Abstract

Part of the Department of Energy (DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) inventory may require some type of treatment to meet acceptance criteria at various disposition sites. The current focus for much of this spent nuclear fuel is the electrometallurgical treatment process under development at Argonne National Laboratory. Potential flowsheets for this treatment process are presented. Deployment of the process for the treatment of the spent nuclear fuel requires evaluation to determine the spent nuclear fuel program need for treatment and compatibility of the spent nuclear fuel with the process. The evaluation of need includes considerations of cost, technical feasibility, process material disposition, and schedule to treat a proposed fuel. A siting evaluation methodology has been developed to account for these variables. A work breakdown structure is proposed to gather life-cycle cost information to allow evaluation of alternative siting strategies on a similar basis. The evaluation methodology, while created specifically for the electrometallurgical evaluation, has been written such that it could be applied to any potential treatment process that is a disposition option for spent nuclear fuel. Future work to complete the evaluation of the process for electrometallurgical treatment is discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Dept. of Energy, Office of Spent Fuel Management and Special Projects, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
296608
Report Number(s):
DOE/SNF/REP-014
ON: DE98058450; TRN: 99:002169
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SPENT FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; ELECTROMETALLURGY; FLOWSHEETS; EVALUATION; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; WASTE FORMS; EBR-2 REACTOR

Citation Formats

Dahl, C A, Adams, J P, and Ramer, R J. Deployment evaluation methodology for the electrometallurgical treatment of DOE-EM spent nuclear fuel. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/296608.
Dahl, C A, Adams, J P, & Ramer, R J. Deployment evaluation methodology for the electrometallurgical treatment of DOE-EM spent nuclear fuel. United States. doi:10.2172/296608.
Dahl, C A, Adams, J P, and Ramer, R J. Wed . "Deployment evaluation methodology for the electrometallurgical treatment of DOE-EM spent nuclear fuel". United States. doi:10.2172/296608. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/296608.
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author = {Dahl, C A and Adams, J P and Ramer, R J},
abstractNote = {Part of the Department of Energy (DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) inventory may require some type of treatment to meet acceptance criteria at various disposition sites. The current focus for much of this spent nuclear fuel is the electrometallurgical treatment process under development at Argonne National Laboratory. Potential flowsheets for this treatment process are presented. Deployment of the process for the treatment of the spent nuclear fuel requires evaluation to determine the spent nuclear fuel program need for treatment and compatibility of the spent nuclear fuel with the process. The evaluation of need includes considerations of cost, technical feasibility, process material disposition, and schedule to treat a proposed fuel. A siting evaluation methodology has been developed to account for these variables. A work breakdown structure is proposed to gather life-cycle cost information to allow evaluation of alternative siting strategies on a similar basis. The evaluation methodology, while created specifically for the electrometallurgical evaluation, has been written such that it could be applied to any potential treatment process that is a disposition option for spent nuclear fuel. Future work to complete the evaluation of the process for electrometallurgical treatment is discussed.},
doi = {10.2172/296608},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {7}
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