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Title: Improved heat transfer from radioactive waste canisters

Abstract

From joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic lndustrial Forum and Nuclear Energy Exhibition; San Francisco, California, USA (11 Nov 1973). Since the radioisotope content that can be tolerated in a canister full of radioactive waste is limited by the amount of heat which can be dissipated from the waste to the surroundings, the heat transfer characteristics of a simple cylindrical canister containing only nonmetallic radioactive wastes were compared with canisters having the following design or content modifications: annular canisters; internally finned canisters; canisters with multiple cooling ports; intimately mixed metal-waste composites; and alternate layers of metal and heat-generating ceramic wastes. The cost of fabricating, filling, and handling cylindrical, annular, and internally finned containers was compared. It was concluded that each modification would contribute to improved heat transfer from the waste to the surroundings and that annular and finned containers capable of containing large waste quantities would have a cost advantage over simple cylindrical containers, but that this cost advantage would be offset by an increase in operating costs for filling, shipping, and maintaining the integrity of the larger containers. (LCL)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, Wash. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
4434356
Report Number(s):
BNWL-SA-4753; CONF-731101-10
NSA Number:
NSA-29-001059
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum and Nuclear Energy Exhibition, San Francisco, California, USA, 11 Nov 1973; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
N52420* -Nuclear Materials & Waste Management- Transportation-Containers; *CASKS- HEAT TRANSFER; *RADIOACTIVE WASTES- TRANSPORT; ANNULAR SPACE; CYLINDERS; DESIGN; FINS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVITY; SHIELDING

Citation Formats

Jansen, G, and Kaser, J D. Improved heat transfer from radioactive waste canisters. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1974. Web.
Jansen, G, & Kaser, J D. Improved heat transfer from radioactive waste canisters. Country unknown/Code not available.
Jansen, G, and Kaser, J D. Tue . "Improved heat transfer from radioactive waste canisters". Country unknown/Code not available. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4434356.
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title = {Improved heat transfer from radioactive waste canisters},
author = {Jansen, G and Kaser, J D},
abstractNote = {From joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic lndustrial Forum and Nuclear Energy Exhibition; San Francisco, California, USA (11 Nov 1973). Since the radioisotope content that can be tolerated in a canister full of radioactive waste is limited by the amount of heat which can be dissipated from the waste to the surroundings, the heat transfer characteristics of a simple cylindrical canister containing only nonmetallic radioactive wastes were compared with canisters having the following design or content modifications: annular canisters; internally finned canisters; canisters with multiple cooling ports; intimately mixed metal-waste composites; and alternate layers of metal and heat-generating ceramic wastes. The cost of fabricating, filling, and handling cylindrical, annular, and internally finned containers was compared. It was concluded that each modification would contribute to improved heat transfer from the waste to the surroundings and that annular and finned containers capable of containing large waste quantities would have a cost advantage over simple cylindrical containers, but that this cost advantage would be offset by an increase in operating costs for filling, shipping, and maintaining the integrity of the larger containers. (LCL)},
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place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1974},
month = {4}
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