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Title: The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life

Abstract

A study was performed to evaluate if microbial activity could be considered a threat to spent nuclear fuel integrity. The existing data regarding the impact of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) on spent nuclear fuel storage does not allow a clear assessment to be made. In order to identify what further data are needed, a literature survey on MIC was accomplished with emphasis on materials used in nuclear fuel fabrication, e.g., A1, 304 SS, and zirconium. In addition, a survey was done at Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and the INEL on the condition of their wet storage facilities. The topics discussed were the SNF path forward, the types of fuel, ramifications of damaged fuel, involvement of microbial processes, dry storage scenarios, ability to identify microbial activity, definitions of water quality, and the use of biocides. Information was also obtained at international meetings in the area of biological mediated problems in spent fuel and high level wastes. Topics dis cussed included receiving foreign reactor research fuels into existing pools, synergism between different microbes and other forms of corrosion, and cross contamination.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
766409
Report Number(s):
INEL-96/0335
TRN: US0005749
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CORROSION; DRY STORAGE; NUCLEAR FUELS; SAVANNAH RIVER; SPENT FUELS; STORAGE; STORAGE LIFE; WATER QUALITY; WET STORAGE; MICROBIAL INFLUENCED CORROSION (MIC); SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL; MICROBIAL ACTIVITY; BIOCIDES; MICROBES

Citation Formats

J. H. Wolfram, R. E. Mizia, R. Jex, L. Nelson, and K. M. Garcia. The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/766409.
J. H. Wolfram, R. E. Mizia, R. Jex, L. Nelson, & K. M. Garcia. The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life. United States. doi:10.2172/766409.
J. H. Wolfram, R. E. Mizia, R. Jex, L. Nelson, and K. M. Garcia. Tue . "The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life". United States. doi:10.2172/766409. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/766409.
@article{osti_766409,
title = {The Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life},
author = {J. H. Wolfram and R. E. Mizia and R. Jex and L. Nelson and K. M. Garcia},
abstractNote = {A study was performed to evaluate if microbial activity could be considered a threat to spent nuclear fuel integrity. The existing data regarding the impact of microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) on spent nuclear fuel storage does not allow a clear assessment to be made. In order to identify what further data are needed, a literature survey on MIC was accomplished with emphasis on materials used in nuclear fuel fabrication, e.g., A1, 304 SS, and zirconium. In addition, a survey was done at Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and the INEL on the condition of their wet storage facilities. The topics discussed were the SNF path forward, the types of fuel, ramifications of damaged fuel, involvement of microbial processes, dry storage scenarios, ability to identify microbial activity, definitions of water quality, and the use of biocides. Information was also obtained at international meetings in the area of biological mediated problems in spent fuel and high level wastes. Topics dis cussed included receiving foreign reactor research fuels into existing pools, synergism between different microbes and other forms of corrosion, and cross contamination.},
doi = {10.2172/766409},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996},
month = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996}
}

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