skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies

Abstract

A single canister process container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies comprising zirconium-based cladding and fuel, which process container comprises a collapsible container, having side walls that are made of a high temperature alloy and an array of collapsible support means wherein the container is capable of withstanding temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding and having sufficient ductility to maintain integrity when collapsed under pressure. The support means is also capable of maintaining their integrity at temperature necessary to oxide the zirconium-based cladding. The process container also has means to introduce and remove fluids to and from the container.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
868203
Patent Number(s):
US 5098645
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
container; reprocessing; permanent; storage; spent; nuclear; fuel; assemblies; single; canister; process; comprising; zirconium-based; cladding; comprises; collapsible; walls; temperature; alloy; array; support; means; capable; withstanding; oxidize; sufficient; ductility; maintain; integrity; collapsed; pressure; maintaining; oxide; introduce; remove; fluids; fuel assemblies; nuclear fuel; spent nuclear; support means; permanent storage; remove fluids; temperature alloy; assemblies comprising; container comprises; /376/250/

Citation Formats

Forsberg, Charles W. Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Forsberg, Charles W. Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies. United States.
Forsberg, Charles W. Wed . "Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868203.
@article{osti_868203,
title = {Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies},
author = {Forsberg, Charles W.},
abstractNote = {A single canister process container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies comprising zirconium-based cladding and fuel, which process container comprises a collapsible container, having side walls that are made of a high temperature alloy and an array of collapsible support means wherein the container is capable of withstanding temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding and having sufficient ductility to maintain integrity when collapsed under pressure. The support means is also capable of maintaining their integrity at temperature necessary to oxide the zirconium-based cladding. The process container also has means to introduce and remove fluids to and from the container.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
month = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: