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Title: Leaching characteristics of the metal waste form from the electrometallurgical treatment process: Product consistency testing

Abstract

Argonne National Laboratory is developing an electrometallurgical treatment for spent fuel from the experimental breeder reactor II. A product of this treatment process is a metal waste form that incorporates the stainless steel cladding hulls, zirconium from the fuel and the fission products that are noble to the process, i.e., Tc, Ru, Nb, Pd, Rh, Ag. The nominal composition of this waste form is stainless steel/15 wt% zirconium/1--4 wt% noble metal fission products/1--2 wt % U. Leaching results are presented from several tests and sample types: (1) 2 week monolithic immersion tests on actual metal waste forms produced from irradiated cladding hulls, (2) long term (>2 years) pulsed flow tests on samples containing technetium and uranium and (3) crushed sample immersion tests on cold simulated metal waste form samples. The test results will be compared and their relevance for waste form product consistency testing discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750586
Report Number(s):
ANL/NT/CP-100472
TRN: US0003340
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: MRS '99 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (US), 11/29/1999--12/03/1999; Other Information: PBD: 11 Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; EBR-2 REACTOR; SPENT FUELS; WASTE FORMS; LEACHING; CORROSION RESISTANCE; STAINLESS STEELS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM; FISSION PRODUCTS

Citation Formats

Johnson, S G, Keiser, D D, Frank, S M, DiSanto, T, and Noy, M. Leaching characteristics of the metal waste form from the electrometallurgical treatment process: Product consistency testing. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Johnson, S G, Keiser, D D, Frank, S M, DiSanto, T, & Noy, M. Leaching characteristics of the metal waste form from the electrometallurgical treatment process: Product consistency testing. United States.
Johnson, S G, Keiser, D D, Frank, S M, DiSanto, T, and Noy, M. Thu . "Leaching characteristics of the metal waste form from the electrometallurgical treatment process: Product consistency testing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750586.
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title = {Leaching characteristics of the metal waste form from the electrometallurgical treatment process: Product consistency testing},
author = {Johnson, S G and Keiser, D D and Frank, S M and DiSanto, T and Noy, M},
abstractNote = {Argonne National Laboratory is developing an electrometallurgical treatment for spent fuel from the experimental breeder reactor II. A product of this treatment process is a metal waste form that incorporates the stainless steel cladding hulls, zirconium from the fuel and the fission products that are noble to the process, i.e., Tc, Ru, Nb, Pd, Rh, Ag. The nominal composition of this waste form is stainless steel/15 wt% zirconium/1--4 wt% noble metal fission products/1--2 wt % U. Leaching results are presented from several tests and sample types: (1) 2 week monolithic immersion tests on actual metal waste forms produced from irradiated cladding hulls, (2) long term (>2 years) pulsed flow tests on samples containing technetium and uranium and (3) crushed sample immersion tests on cold simulated metal waste form samples. The test results will be compared and their relevance for waste form product consistency testing discussed.},
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