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Title: Moisture absorption results for vertical calciner plutonium dioxide product

Abstract

A sample of calcined plutonium dioxide was exposed to room air for one week. The sample was weighed daily to determine if the material absorbed moisture from the room air. A random variation of weight was observed after the first day; however, the sample returned to its original weight at the end of the week. The loss on ignition for the material increased from 0.439 to 0.544 weight percent during this time. This change is considered inconsequential as the material will normally be packaged for storage within hours of its production.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
663125
Report Number(s):
WHC-SD-CP-TRP-066
ON: DE98057385; BR: EW7003000; TRN: 96000537
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Jul 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE; MOISTURE; ABSORPTION; CALCINATION; IGNITION; AIR

Citation Formats

Compton, J.A., Westinghouse Hanford. Moisture absorption results for vertical calciner plutonium dioxide product. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/663125.
Compton, J.A., Westinghouse Hanford. Moisture absorption results for vertical calciner plutonium dioxide product. United States. doi:10.2172/663125.
Compton, J.A., Westinghouse Hanford. Wed . "Moisture absorption results for vertical calciner plutonium dioxide product". United States. doi:10.2172/663125. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/663125.
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title = {Moisture absorption results for vertical calciner plutonium dioxide product},
author = {Compton, J.A., Westinghouse Hanford},
abstractNote = {A sample of calcined plutonium dioxide was exposed to room air for one week. The sample was weighed daily to determine if the material absorbed moisture from the room air. A random variation of weight was observed after the first day; however, the sample returned to its original weight at the end of the week. The loss on ignition for the material increased from 0.439 to 0.544 weight percent during this time. This change is considered inconsequential as the material will normally be packaged for storage within hours of its production.},
doi = {10.2172/663125},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 03 00:00:00 EDT 1996},
month = {Wed Jul 03 00:00:00 EDT 1996}
}

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