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Title: Flow sheet development for the dissolution of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes in F-Canyon, Part II

Abstract

Two dissolution flow sheets were tested for the desorption of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes. Both the aluminum (from the can, cladding, and fuel core) and the plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}) are dissolved simultaneously, i.e., a co-dissolution flow sheet. In the first series of tests, 0.15 and 0.20 molar (M) potassium fluoride (KF) solutions were used and the dissolution extended over several days. In the other series of tests, solutions with higher concentrations of fluoride (0.25 to 0.30 M) were used. Calcium fluoride (CaF{sub 2}) was used in those tests as the fluoride source.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
752186
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-99-00196
TRN: US0002615
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FUEL ELEMENTS; DISSOLUTION; FLOWSHEETS; ALUMINIUM; PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE; POTASSIUM FLUORIDES; CALCIUM FLUORIDES; SOLVENT PROPERTIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Murray, A.M. Flow sheet development for the dissolution of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes in F-Canyon, Part II. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/752186.
Murray, A.M. Flow sheet development for the dissolution of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes in F-Canyon, Part II. United States. doi:10.2172/752186.
Murray, A.M. Mon . "Flow sheet development for the dissolution of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes in F-Canyon, Part II". United States. doi:10.2172/752186. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/752186.
@article{osti_752186,
title = {Flow sheet development for the dissolution of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes in F-Canyon, Part II},
author = {Murray, A.M.},
abstractNote = {Two dissolution flow sheets were tested for the desorption of unirradiated Mark 42 fuel tubes. Both the aluminum (from the can, cladding, and fuel core) and the plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}) are dissolved simultaneously, i.e., a co-dissolution flow sheet. In the first series of tests, 0.15 and 0.20 molar (M) potassium fluoride (KF) solutions were used and the dissolution extended over several days. In the other series of tests, solutions with higher concentrations of fluoride (0.25 to 0.30 M) were used. Calcium fluoride (CaF{sub 2}) was used in those tests as the fluoride source.},
doi = {10.2172/752186},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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